National Museum of Patriotism | Wikipedia audio article

National Museum of Patriotism | Wikipedia audio article


The National Museum of Patriotism was a museum
in Atlanta, Georgia, at its peak occupying a 10,000-square foot site on Spring Street
in Midtown Atlanta. However it closed in 2010 and moved to an
online-only presence. The founder of the museum was Nicholas Snider,
a retired UPS executive.==History==
It was founded by Nicholas D. Snider, a former vice-president of United Parcel Service It
was located in Atlanta, Georgia, opening in premises at 1405 Spring Street on July 4,
2004, and in 2007 moving to a site at 275 Baker St, in the Centennial Olympic Park near
the Georgia Aquarium and The World of Coca-Cola. Jim Balster was the museum’s first executive
director, followed by Jim Stapleton, and then Pat Stansbury.In April 2009, the Patriotism
in Entertainment and Music exhibit was opened in a ceremony attended by Kenny Gamble and
Patti LaBelle. At the same time, the museum inaugurated its
Patriot Award: recipients including LaBelle and Gamble, Lee Greenwood, Cowboy Crush, The
Bob Hope Foundation, and Access Hollywood.==Closure==
In July 2010, the museum was forced to close. The museum rebranded itself as the ‘National
Foundation Of Patriotism’ and planned a revolutionary online virtual museum. The museum auctioned off some of its exhibits
and artifacts

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