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History of Paper
Journalist Nicholas Basbanes talked about his book, On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History. In his book he discusses the origin of paper in China, and explores how papermaking has evolved and been used to record history, make laws, and create currency. Nicholas Basbanes is the author of eight books about books and book culture.335 views
This event was held at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
The Great American Hall of Wonders
Using works of art, mechanical inventions, and scientific discoveries, “The Great American Hall of Wonders” exhibit examined innovation in 19th century America. The Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit is housed where the patent models were displayed in the historic former Patent Office. "The Great American Experiment" was a program to preview the exhibit to the press. Guest curator Claire Perry talked about the innovative spirit of America in the 19th century and gave a tour of exhibit. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office collaborated with the exhibit.459 views