The Smithsonian Institution , established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. Originally organized as the "United States National Museum," that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967. Wikipedia*
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Smithsonian Institution has hosted 85 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1985 Forum. The year with the most events was 2000 with 11 events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2004 with an average of 2,134 views per video. Most appearances with Lawrence M. Small (11), Thomas Lovejoy (5), Marc Pachter (4). Most common tags: U.S. History, Arts & Literature, Culture.