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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.


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M&M Maker Mars Gives Smithsonian $5M For Exhibit

Candy maker Mars Inc. is donating $5 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to create a new gallery focused on business and innovation in the United States dating back to the 1700s, the museum announced Wednesday.


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New Director Named To Lead National Museum Of American History

The founding president of the Autry National Center of the American West, a group of museums in Los Angeles and Denver, has been named director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington.


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Smithsonian To Open New Chronology Of U.S. History

Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” have a new home with a diverse set of artifacts in a new timeline of American history that includes a piece of Plymouth Rock, a slave ship manifest, Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone and Kermit the Frog at the Smithsonian Institution.


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Ruby Slippers From ‘Wizard Of Oz’ To Be Conserved

Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” are being removed from a Smithsonian exhibit to be conserved.


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First Ladies Gowns Return to Smithsonian Display

First ladies’ gowns and other objects are returning to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in a new exhibit.


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Head Of Smithsonian’s Business Unit To Step Down

The president of the Smithsonian Institution’s profit-making arm has announced he will step down from the unit that oversees the media, retail and licensing functions of the museum complex.


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Smithsonian Names Acting History Museum Director

A historian and former director of the National Portrait Gallery is returning to the Smithsonian Institution to serve as acting director of the National Museum of American History.




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