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Smithsonian To Reopen With No Major Storm Damage

The Smithsonian Institution’s museums and National Zoo are reopening on the National Mall after shutting their doors for two days because of superstorm Sandy.

10/31/2012

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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 Features U.S. National Anthem In Spanish

A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem to be sung in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection.

09/27/2012

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Smithsonian Plans First Ad Campaign To Broaden Reach

The most-visited museums in the U.S. are about to launch their first-ever national advertising campaign to connect more people with the Smithsonian Institution online, in schools or in the museums themselves.

09/20/2012

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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 Shows Neil Armstrong’s Gloves, Visor

Neil Armstrong’s space suit gloves and visor worn during his historic first walk on the moon are going on temporary display at the Smithsonian Institution following the pioneering astronaut’s death.

09/05/2012

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Guard Commits Suicide At Hirshhorn Museum

A security guard at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

08/20/2012

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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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2 Cheetah Cubs To Make Public Debut At National Zoo

Two cheetah cubs that had a rocky entrance into the world are set to make their public debut at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

07/24/2012

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First Lady, Smithsonian Museum Honor Top Designers

Michelle Obama said the nation’s top designers in fashion, architecture, landscapes and technology were making life better through their everyday work and honored them at the White House on Friday.

07/13/2012

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Fells Point Business Has Been Restoring Brass For More Than 3 Decades

It’s a unique shop in Fells Point, and it’s been a success for nearly 40 years.

07/13/2012

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