Q&A with Brent Glass

Brent Glass talked about the National Museum of American History which re-opened on Friday, November 21, 2008, after closing for… read more

Brent Glass talked about the National Museum of American History which re-opened on Friday, November 21, 2008, after closing for renovations on September 5, 2006. Mr. Glass has been the museum’s director for six years. Prior to that he was executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Glass talked about the new look of the museum and the new or renovated artifacts. He discussed some of the artifacts including the Star Spangled Banner, the portable desk used by Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence, and the Woolworth lunch counter used as the site for the 1960 student sit-in in Greensboro, North Carolina. Also shown was the updated exhibit on U.S. presidents, which includes President-Elect Barack Obama on the presidential timeline. The museum has been the third most visited Smithsonian museum. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 23, 2008
Last Aired:
Nov 24, 2008

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  • Nov 23, 2008 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 23, 2008 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 24, 2008 | 6:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
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