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    Book Discussion on The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

    Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, toured the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and talked…

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    Presidential Power in Wartime

    A discussion was held on the expansion of executive power during a time of war. President Lincoln’s successors have raised much more controversy than he did as they have sought…

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    Jefferson's Bible

    The work of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Paper Conservation Laboratory project to preserve the “Jefferson Bible” was shown. In his retirement years…

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    Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-In 50th Anniversary

    A town hall meeting commemorated the 50th anniversary of the desegregation sit-in at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. On February 1, 1960, four black college students asked for…

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    Northern Weapons Manufacturing during the Civil War

    MIT professor Merritt Roe Smith delivered the keynote address of the 2012 Smithsonian Institution’s Technology and the Civil War symposium, in which he talked about weapons…

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    How Mexican Food Conquered the World

    Panelists talked about the history of foods such as tacos, tamales, and chili, and popularity of Mexican cuisine in the U.S., from its indigenous origins in Mesoamerica to the present era…

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    Civil War Battlefield Technology

    Historians and professors talked about developments in weaponry and tactics that played an instrumental role in the fighting between Union and Confederate forces. This event was part…

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    Inaugurations in American History

    Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys, sin the Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum…

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    Command Communications in the Civil War

    Historians talked about communication developments during the Civil War, and discuss the use of the printing press and telegraph by Union and Confederate leadership. This was part of a…

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    Tour of the First Ladies Exhibit at the Smithsonian

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has been exhibiting gowns and china of the first ladies since 1913. Current exhibit curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussed the…

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    Civil War Naval Technology

    Historians talked about naval technology developments during the war, and discuss the construction and use of ironclad gunboats, the Union Blockade, and torpedo boats. This was part of…

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    Future of History Museums

    Directors of some the United States' most prominent history museums talked about the experiences and challenges of running their respective institutions. They spoke about the changes…

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    Lunch Counter Sit-In Reenactment

    The Smithsonian National Museum of American History presented a theatrical performance with a “1960 Civil Rights Activist,” who teaches visitors about non-violent sit-in tactics…

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    Origins of the Cell Phone

    Art Molella, director of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, interviewed Martin Cooper about the development of the first cell phones and…

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    Inaugural Gown Presentation

    Michelle Obama donated her inaugural ball gown to the Smithsonian to be housed with their collection of first lady’s dresses.

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    Three Mile Island Anniversary

    Panelists talked about the incident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. On March 28, 1979, a combination of equipment malfunctions, operator errors, and design flaws led to…

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    Historians and History Museums

    Historians talk about the work of history museums and whether or not graduate programs are preparing students for careers in both academic and public history. Panelists included…

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    Women's Suffrage Movement 75th Anniversary

    In a forum marking the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Professor Wheeler reviewed the history of women’s suffrage in the various states of the Union. Professor…

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    Behind the First Ladies Exhibit at the Smithsonian

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has been exhibiting gowns and dresses of the first ladies since 1913. Curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discussed the history of the…

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    Book Discussion on Three Mile Island

    Mr. Walker talked about his book, Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective, published by University of California Press. This accident on March 28, 1979,…

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