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  • African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony
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    African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony

    At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture speakers included President Obama, the museum’s director, the secretary of the Smithsonian…

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  • Smithsonian Flag Day Ceremony
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    Smithsonian Flag Day Ceremony

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History commemorated Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner with speeches and a variety of performances. The program…

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  • Northern Weapons Manufacturing during the Civil War
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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 manufacturing in…

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  • 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Flight
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    40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Flight

    NASA commemorated the forty-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to send the first human being to the moon with the 3 astronauts of the Apollo 11. Crew members Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and…

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  • Space Shuttle Discovery Transfer Ceremony
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    Space Shuttle Discovery Transfer Ceremony

    After 39 missions, the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery was transferred to the Smithsonian and placed on permanent display. The National Air and Space Museum hosted a “Welcome Discovery”…

    537 views
  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents News Conference
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    Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents News Conference

    Smithsonian Institution Secretary Wayne Clough spoke at a news conference about his removal of a controversial video from an art exhibit in November 2010 at the National Portrait Gallery.

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  • Inaugural Gown Presentation
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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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  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents Annual Meeting
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    Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents Annual Meeting

    The Smithsonian Institution held its annual Board of Regents public meeting at the National Museum of the American Indian. They talked about the strategic plan for the Smithsonian and…

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  • Mission and Future of the Smithsonian Institution
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    Mission and Future of the Smithsonian Institution

    Wayne Clough, who had been secretary of the Smithsonian for just over a year, talked about taking the Smithsonian in a new direction, changing management policies following news reports that…

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  • Smithsonian Institution and New Technology
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    Smithsonian Institution and New Technology

    Smithsonian Institution Secretary Wayne Clough talked about how the Smithsonian Institution was using new technology. Areas included using social networking media for communicating,…

    576 views
  • Asbestos and Workplace Conditions at the Smithsonian Panel 1
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    Asbestos and Workplace Conditions at the Smithsonian, Panel 1

    A hearing was held on allegations of asbestos exposure at Smithsonian Institution museums. It was held in response to a Washington Post story about a worker at the National Air and Space…

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  • Unveiling of Presidential Portraits
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    Unveiling of Presidential Portraits

    President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush remarked on the unveiling of their portraits in the National Portrait Gallery.

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  • ReOpening of the National Museum of American History
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    Re-Opening of the National Museum of American History

    President Bush spoke at a ceremony marking the re-opening of the National Museum of American History, which had been closed for renovations since September 5, 2006. The museum would be open…

    365 views
  • Future of the Smithsonian
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    Future of the Smithsonian

    The Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents held their first annual public meeting to discuss how the Smithsonian could better serve a changing U.S. population and attract more diverse…

    348 views