Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

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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

The Smithsonian Museum sought inauguration items for its exhibit on the first African-American president. (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Collects Items From Inauguration For Obama Exhibit

As crowds descended and the inauguration unfolded, a few museum curators in Washington kept watch for symbols and messages that would make history.

01/22/2013

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