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Museum Secrets

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Thursdays at 12:00 noon

Come with us to the world’s greatest museums to uncover secrets dark and strange. Museum Secrets combines surprising revelations about things we all recognize with amazing
revelations about things we’ve never seen before. In every episode, this National Geographic series takes us to a new museum.

The Vatican Museums - January 28 - This offering is at capacity.  Please call the office to be added to the wait list. 

At the center of Rome, within the walls of the Vatican, stand some of the greatest museums in the world, displaying thousands of treasures and artworks from the immense collection of the Catholic Church. From Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to the fall of the Knights Templar, discover the secrets of these museums. Secrets revealed include those concerning a Pope’s Parchment, the Trojan Whistleblower and a Mended Mummy.

Moscow's State Historical Museum - February 25

Moscow’s State Historical Museum tells the story of Russia and her people from the Stone Age to the fall of the Berlin Wall. We examine the bones of Stone Age children to reveal what killed them, then ride with Polish soldiers to find out why they wore angels’ wings. We descend into the torture chamber of Ivan the Terrible, then examine the brass eagle of Napoleon’s Third Regiment to find out if they died bravely, or with dishonor. And in the end we investigate why Vladimir Lenin drove a Rolls Royce.

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