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Brian Setzer Donates Guitar To Smithsonian

Brian Setzer is giving his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian Institution.

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Best Museums In The USA

America has many of the world’s greatest museums, some of which are free.

09/25/2014

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Museum Traces Fragments Of Star-Spangled Banner

If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic — in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry — the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.

09/12/2014

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D.C. Museum Displays Items From 2001 Anthrax Attacks

Evidence from the 2001 anthrax attacks is going on public display at the Smithsonian Institution.

06/30/2014

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Smithsonian Makes Deal To Offer Online Courses

The Smithsonian Institution is venturing further into online education with a new deal to provide content for digital courses in history, science, culture and the arts, the museum complex announced Monday.

05/05/2014

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Anchorman Parody Of TV News Lands At Newseum

While Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” are prize artifacts at the Smithsonian, Ron Burgundy’s burgundy “Anchorman” suit might turn out to be the most popular item at the Newseum in Washington.

11/15/2013

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Visitors Flock To D.C. Sites Again After Shutdown

Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.

10/17/2013

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National Zoo Getting 3 New Elephants From Canada

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is adding three new female Asian elephants to its herd.

08/20/2013

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Panda At National Zoo Shows Signs Of Pregnancy Or Pseudopregnancy

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo says it’s on 24-hours-a-day panda watch as a female giant panda shows behavioral changes consistent with a pregnancy or pseudopregnancy.

08/16/2013

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Space Art Eyes Creativity In Tech At Smithsonian

The familiar exteriors of astronauts’ space suits often hide all of the ingenuity and mechanics that are built inside the suits that were first imagined as “wearable spacecraft.”

07/24/2013

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Newseum In D.C. Makes Changes As Funding Falls Short

In five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment. Yet it’s been struggling mightily to cover its costs.

07/08/2013

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Winfrey Giving $12M To New African-American Museum

Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American life.

06/11/2013

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