Countless people head to museums and galleries each year hoping to be touched by a meaningful piece of art or to view something with historic significance. And whether one enjoys looking at sculptures, portraits, photography, old documents or even early transportation devices, there’s no shortage of museums in the state of Pennsylvania for people to check out and enjoy
Many significant Nashville, Tenn., institutions are celebrating anniversaries in 2017. These will be commemorated as part of Nashville’s Music City, a celebration of music’s popular and historic music venues, museums, festivals and more. These institutions include Ryman Auditorium, 125th; Nashville Songwriters Association International 50th; Nashville Symphony 70th season; and Historic RCA Studio B, 60th.
Tourist spending in Rockford and Winnebago counties has continues to rise year after year—in 2015 it reached $349.91 million, a 3 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism.
"We are delighted to see such strong results again this year for the tourism economy in Winnebago County," says Roberta Holzwarth, board chair, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Sustained economic growth is crucial as we transform our region.”