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Your City Guide to Washington D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

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Stewart Donates ‘X-Men’ Costumes To Museum

Costumes from the “X-Men” movie franchise are now part of the National Museum of American History’s collection.

05/17/2014

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Michelle Obama’s 2nd Gown Lent To Smithsonian

Michelle Obama’s fashion is making history again, at least for the next year, as her second inaugural gown will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution.

01/13/2014

In this star-studded (and we’re not just talking about Miss Piggy and Kermit) epic adventure, three fans help reunite The Muppets so they can save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon.  Jason Segel, Amy Adams star and Chris Cooper star, with appearances from Zach Galifianakis, Mila Kunis, Rashida Jones, and Selena Gomez. (Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)

Miss Piggy Joins Kermit In Smithsonian Collection

Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too.

09/24/2013

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Smithsonian Hosts Program Series On Black History

The Smithsonian is celebrating Black History Month with a series of programs in February.

02/07/2013

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Gabby Douglas Donates Olympic Items To Smithsonian

Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is donating personal items to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

01/30/2013

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Smithsonian To Collect Farm Objects For Exhibit

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History working with farmers to build a new collection showing the evolution of modern agriculture.

01/15/2013

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Smithsonian Hosts U.S. Youth Summit On Dust Bowl

Students in nine states and the nation’s capital are preparing to examine the legacy of the Dust Bowl and the current impact of drought on agriculture and global food security.

10/17/2012

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Smithsonian To Add Covered Wagon At History Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is installing a covered wagon from its collection to show more of its objects on the museum floor in Washington.

09/19/2012

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Acting Director Named At American History Museum

David Allison has been named acting director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

09/16/2012

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Smithsonian Buys Ben Franklin Suit For Collection

Benjamin Franklin’s three-piece silk suit worn on a diplomatic mission to France in 1778 is joining the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

08/30/2012

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Smithsonian Honoring Julia Child On Her Birthday

The Smithsonian is honoring Julia Child on what would have been the celebrated chef’s 100th birthday.

08/14/2012

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