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Visitors help LEGO master builders place LEGO bricks in an attempt to construct the world's largest American flag out of LEGOs during the grand opening of the Innovation Wing at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, July 1, 2015.       AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Huge American Flag Made Of Legos On Display At Smithsonian

Thousands of visitors at the Smithsonian have helped build the largest American flag made out of Lego bricks in time for the Fourth of July.

07/04/2015

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Smithsonian Hosts Symposium On Ferguson, Race, Police Force

After several cases of police shooting unarmed black men have drawn protests and national scrutiny, the Smithsonian Institution is examining this moment in American history.

04/24/2015

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End Of ‘Mad Men,’ But Show’s Relics Find New Life At Museum

Don Draper is making his exit with “Mad Men” this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution.

03/27/2015

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Smithsonian Issues Ban On Using ‘Selfie Sticks’ In Museums

Cameras and pictures are allowed, but selfie sticks are now banned at the Smithsonian museums.

03/03/2015

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Smithsonian To Develop Rules On ‘Selfie Sticks’ For Photos

Millions of visitors to museums on the National Mall may soon have to leave their selfie sticks at home.

02/06/2015

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Smithsonian Exhibits Documents, Early Recordings From Bell

The National Museum of American History is hosting a series of programs this year about American innovation, and the first exhibit is focused on early sound recording.

01/28/2015

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National Portrait Gallery Installs Stephen Colbert’s Picture

Stephen Colbert’s image is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

12/19/2014

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Best Cities To Visit With Kids Less Than Five Years Old

Visiting a popular amusement park or attraction is something your child will never forget. Here are five of the best American cities to visit while traveling with kids under five, all guaranteed to provide memories that will last a lifetime.

11/19/2014

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Smithsonian Unveils $2 Billion Museum Face-Lift

The Smithsonian unveiled a plan Thursday to give museums and gardens along the south side of Washington’s National Mall a $2 billion face-lift, creating more welcoming entrances, improving connections between the museums and refurbishing the iconic Smithsonian Castle.

11/13/2014

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Smithsonian Names Acting Secretary For Early 2015

The chief financial officer at the Smithsonian Institution has been appointed to serve as acting secretary of the museum complex early next year after the current secretary retires.

10/30/2014

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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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