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October 2018

   

Guest Columnist

By Sarah Henderson, K-12 Learning Specialist Teachers’ influence continues for students long beyond the time they are in class together. Learn what Sarah Henderson says about how some of her teachers are now affecting students who visit the NCSML. I love history because Shannon McDonald,…

Museum Doings

There are several ways to connect to, and develop understanding about, cultures and people.  Academic study and intellectual discourse are two. So, too, are things like quiet reflection and appreciation, arts and crafts skill development, and social conversation.  All these, and more, are available to…

Stories of Generosity

The Presbyterian Church served as sponsors for George Drost’s family; they were “displaced persons,” survivors of communism. “We were not victims; we were survivors,”  George said, explaining the new-found opportunity of freedom in the United States that enabled those who were aspirational to succeed in…

Philanthropy and Opportunities

Whether you are trying to generate income for yourself or a family member, or for a nonprofit, a trust may be the solution to your goals.  Charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts are strategic tools for the philanthropically minded. With benefits for the donor,…

Thoughts and Musings

One festival down, a thousand to go. And then comes November. There probably are not a thousand Czech or Slovak festivals around the country in October, but there might be! I attended a Slavic Heritage festival in Houston, and have a Czech festival coming later…