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The Importance of Museums

From big to small, famous to local, museums give us places to think, grow, learn, wonder, and feel. Few cultural institutions have remained as important as museums over the decades. They preserve and promote social interests as diverse and unique as the people who visit them. Our world would be entirely different without all of the ways museums positively impact society. Here are some of the main ways they do so:

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A Brief History of Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning has only been around for a little over 2 centuries, but it has a rich history filled with many important events. The history of ballooning is the history of flight because humans first achieved flight with balloons. For almost 150 years prior to the airplane, ballooning permeated many areas of human life and human achievement. From travel, mapping, research, military, photography and entertainment. This article will cover some of the main highlights from the history of hot air ballooning.

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How Museum Stores Support Their Museum and Local Artists

You’ve probably visited a museum store looking for a memento of your experience or even a gift for a friend. Museum stores aim to reflect the experience of the overall museum. Purchases at a museum store support the overall programming at museums such as exhibitions, education, and events.

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The Top Events in New Mexico Each Year

New Mexico is known as “The Land of Enchantment,” because of its stunning views, diverse landscape, and unique mix of Native American, Mexican, and European American heritage. But New Mexico’s enchantment doesn’t stop there. The southwestern state is also home to countless activities and events for everyone. No matter what you are looking to do or how old you are, New Mexico has something for you. Here are the top events in New Mexico each year:

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How to Get Involved with Ballooning

If you are interested in hot air ballooning but are unsure how to get involved, you’ve come to the right place! The first step is to gauge your interest in ballooning. Do you just want to learn more, occasionally go on balloon rides, help on the crew of a balloon, or own and pilot your very own balloon? Here are some ways to gauge your interest:

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Why Is Albuquerque the Hot-Air Ballooning Capital of the World?

Hot air ballooning is a popular activity all around the world, with many festivals taking place throughout the year all across the United States and even internationally in countries like Canada, Spain, France, England, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. However, there’s one place that’s known as the hot air ballooning capital of the world and it’s right here in the United States: Albuquerque, New Mexico. So, why is Albuquerque known as the hot-air-ballooning capital of the world?

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What Is a Hot Air Balloon Festival?

You’ve probably seen pictures online of a beautiful sky filled with hundreds of hot air balloons. While the combination of the balloons and the landscape is breathtaking in those images, you may have found yourself wondering what was going on. Well, those images are from various hot air balloon festivals all around the world. So, what exactly is a hot air balloon festival?

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