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A Mammoth, But Careful Restoration At Smithsonian

There are no instructions for taking apart a 20,000-year-old mammoth skeleton. So workers moved carefully Monday as they beheaded the massive one that has loomed for decades over the Ice Age hall in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

10/21/2014

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Brian Setzer Donates Guitar To Smithsonian

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

10/20/2014

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Smithsonian Honors Rosanne Cash, 9 Others For ‘Ingenuity’

Singer Rosanne Cash and the founder of virtual reality firm Oculus are being honored with American Ingenuity Awards at the Smithsonian Institution, along with 8 other scientists and scholars for their groundbreaking work.

10/16/2014

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Smithsonian Museum Hosts National Fossil Day In D.C.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is celebrating National Fossil Day with about 400 children who will become “junior paleontologists” for the day.

10/15/2014

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Smithsonian To Open New History Galleries In 2015

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History plans to open its first section of newly renovated galleries next year with a focus on innovation and the history of American business.

09/10/2014

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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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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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Baltimore Bartender Creates Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Punch

The War of 1812 ended 200 years ago this year. Now the Smithsonian is celebrating what people during that time might have had in their cups when they toasted our second victory over the British.

08/04/2014

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Smithsonian To Host World Cup Watch Party In D.C.

The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum are getting in on the World Cup excitement by hosting an official watch party as the U.S. takes on Belgium.

07/01/2014

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Smithsonian Festival To Remain On National Mall

The National Park Service says it has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to keep the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall.

06/25/2014

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Visitor Numbers Down At Smithsonian Due To Government Shutdown & Weather

Smithsonian officials say visitation is down at the museum complex this year due to the government shutdown and closures due to winter weather.

06/24/2014

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Smithsonian Gets $5.4M For Renwick Gallery Project

Businessman David Rubenstein is giving $5.4 million to help the Smithsonian renovate the Renwick Gallery, the nation’s first structure built to be an art museum.

06/23/2014

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