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African-American history museum tickets selling out in minutes. More on sale Wednesday.

Chicago Tribune - May 1, 2017
Intense interest by the public in a new Smithsonian museum is not entirely unprecedented, however. When the National Museum of the American Indian opened 12 years ago, that museum had 2 million visitors in its first year of operation. And just as with ...

Visiting The Smithsonian Museum Of African American History And Culture With High School Students

Huffington Post - Apr 17, 2017
A major step in examining the history of slavery and of race in the United States was the 2016 opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on the Mall in Washington DC. Founding director Lonnie Bunch calls it a ...

Smithsonian Museums Sleepovers: Three Museums Let You Stay ...

Condé Nast Traveler - Apr 14, 2017
Three Smithsonian museums are hosting sleepovers for kids and their parents on select Friday and Saturday nights this summer.

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Fodor's Washington, D.C. 2016: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis

by: Fodor's Travel Guides
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

With history around every corner, Washington, D.C. is a city that seamlessly blends yesterday and today, and it's a perennial favorite for families. This updated guide lets travelers discover the myriad charms of the nation's capital, from its stately monuments to the trendiest restaurants.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information.
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America's Art: Masterpieces from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

by: Theresa J. Slowik
After being closed for several years, on July 4, 2006, The Smithsonian American Art Museum will celebrate the grand reopening of its newly restored building, home to the world's premier collection of American art. Those who cannot attend can console themselves with this magnificent volume, which puts the museum's galleries at their fingertips. Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Nam June Paik are just a few of the artists represented in a book that spans all of American history and features gorgeous reproductions of works in a dazzling variety of styles and mediums, including paintings, sculpture, photography, and folk art.
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Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian

by: Steven Lubar, Kathleen M. Kendrick
The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections -- from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to a customized Ford LTD low rider -- tell Americans about themselves? In this lavishly illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick tell the stories behind more than 250 of the museum's treasures, many of them never before photographed for publication.
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The Land Has Memory: Indigenous Knowledge, Native Landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian

In the heart of Washington, D.C., a centuries-old landscape has come alive in the twenty-first century through a re-creation of the natural environment as the region's original peoples might have known it. Unlike most landscapes that surround other museums on the National Mall, the natural environment around the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is itself a living exhibit, carefully created to reflect indigenous ways of thinking about the land and its uses.

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Ben Stiller Gives you Introduction To The Smithsonian

Listen to Ben Stiller as he Gives you an Introduction To The Smithsonian museum. This is the same museum used to film Night at The Museum.

National Museum of Natural History - Student Orientation Video

Welcome to the Smithsonian. This orientation video outlines some of the most exciting exhibits in this Smithsonian museum. Created for students, the video also ...

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National Museum of American History - Student Orientation Video

Welcome to the Smithsonian. This orientation video outlines some of the most exciting exhibits in this Smithsonian museum. Created for students, the video also ...

Joan Lunden Behind Closed Doors: Smithsonian Museum

Every year more than 30 million visitors come to the national mall in Washington D.C., to visit the museums and galleries known as the Smithsonian Institution.