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Stephen Colbert Honored at Gallery to Mark Show’s End

Stephen Colbert’s image is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to mark the end of his nine-year persona on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

12/19/2014

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New Grant to Keep Anacostia River Student Program Flowing

A group of area high school students have spent more than a year studying the Anacostia River, and now a new grant will allow their work to keep flowing.

12/16/2014

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Relics from ‘Wonder Years’ Given to Smithsonian

Kevin Arnold’s green New York Jets jacket that he always wore in “The Wonder Years” is becoming a piece of history along with other items from the popular TV show.

12/02/2014

The Smithsonian announced the first presidential portraits created using 3-D technology. The prints and the 3-D data will become part of the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. (Photo: Smithsonian Institution)

3-D Portrait of President Obama on Display at Smithsonian

A 3-D portrait of President Obama is now on display in the Smithsonian Institution Building.

12/02/2014

One of two new attractions back on display at the Museum of Natural History. (Photo by Matt DelSignore/All-News 99.1)

2 Dinosaur Attractions Back on Display at Smithsonian Museum

Just in time for one of the busiest periods of the year, the Smithsonian is putting two really big attractions back on display at the Museum of Natural History.

11/19/2014

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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

Smithsonian Institution Secretary Wayne Clough. (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Departing Smithsonian Head Says Museums More Vital

As Wayne Clough prepares to leave the Smithsonian Institution after six years at the helm, the retiring engineer wanted to know a few more things about the 138 million objects at the world’s largest museum complex.

11/17/2014

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Smithsonian Reveals $2 Billion Plan for South Mall

The Smithsonian unveiled a $2 billion plan Thursday to revitalize its Castle and areas of the National Mall.

11/13/2014

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Preservation Workshop Being Held in D.C.

The Smithsonian is teaching Washington-area residents how to identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance that may be stored in their attics, basements, closets and garages.

11/08/2014

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Cosby’s Art Paired With African Art at Smithsonian

Everybody knows Bill Cosby’s humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is opening to the public for the first time Sunday at the Smithsonian Institution, revealing some works by African-American artists that until now have been seen only by family and friends.

11/08/2014

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