The Museum Will Be Closed today Due to Inclement Weather
The Museum will be closed today, March 5. We apologize for the inconvenience. Here is a bit of history to ponder in the interim. On this day in 1953, Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union since 1924, died in Moscow. Like his ideological counterpart, Hitler, who was born in Austria, Joseph Stalin was not a native of the country he ruled with an iron fist. Isoeb Dzhugashvili, his given name, was born in 1889 in Georgia, then part of the old Russian empire.