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Smithsonian Unveils $2 Billion Museum Face-Lift

The Smithsonian unveiled a plan Thursday to give museums and gardens along the south side of Washington’s National Mall a $2 billion face-lift, creating more welcoming entrances, improving connections between the museums and refurbishing the iconic Smithsonian Castle.

11/13/2014

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Severed Arm Grabs Spotlight At Civil War Museum

A well-preserved human forearm that was once displayed near the Antietam National Battlefield as “The Arm of the Unknown Soldier” is now grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

10/30/2014

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Smithsonian Names Acting Secretary For Early 2015

The chief financial officer at the Smithsonian Institution has been appointed to serve as acting secretary of the museum complex early next year after the current secretary retires.

10/30/2014

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100-Year-Old Time Capsule Moved To Walters Art Museum

Amazing discovery. A multi-million dollar restoration project at the Washington Monument in Baltimore reveals a rare find.

10/29/2014

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Newseum Highlights Ben Bradlee’s History In News

The Newseum in Washington is planning a special program to remember legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who died this week.

10/23/2014

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Holocaust Museum Finds Site For Archive Facility

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has identified a site in suburban Maryland for a new, $40 million facility that will house its archives.

08/15/2014

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Smithsonian Natural History Museum Closes Briefly

The Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum closed Thursday morning for emergency technology repairs.

08/14/2014

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Holocaust Museum Opens UN Archive On WWII Crimes

From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files — files that now, for the first time, can be viewed in their entirety by the public.

07/17/2014

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Giant Maze Taking Over National Building Museum

The National Building Museum wants visitors to get lost in a new installation in the museum’s Great Hall this summer.

07/03/2014

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Renaissance Painting By Titian To Be Shown In D.C.

An Italian Renaissance painting rarely seen in the U.S. will be displayed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington to mark the start of Italy’s presidency of the European Union.

06/19/2014

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Edgar Allan Poe House To Reopen On Weekends

Baltimore’s Edgar Allan Poe House may not be open forevermore just yet, but the shuttered dwelling where the famed author and poet lived from 1833-1835 will once again open its doors to the public.

05/22/2014

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2,000 Museums Offer Military Families Free Access

More than 2,000 museums nationwide are offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer, beginning on Memorial Day.

05/21/2014

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