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    Second Bank Portrait Gallery

    Karie Diethorn gave a tour of the portrait gallery of the Second Bank of the United States and showed a selection of works by Charles Willson Peale. Located between the Museum of the…

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    On the Firing Line with the Germans

    Two World War I film scholars and two Library of Congress preservationists described how this film was rediscovered and restored by the Library of Congress. The entire film was then shown…

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    Museum of the American Revolution Archaeology

    Rebecca Yamin and Scott Stephenson showed a selection of artifacts discovered during the construction of the new museum in Philadelphia. The objects were excavated from a former privy pit…

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    Caretakers of America's Treasures

    Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero participated in a roundtable discussion. They talked about their…

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture

    American History TV presented live coverage from the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall. They showed exhibits chronicling the African…

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    History of Union Station

    Union Station Redevelopment Corporation president and CEO Beverley Swaim-Staley gave a tour of the station and talked about its history. Architect John Bowie also talked about the original…

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    Woodrow Wilson and World War I

    Executive Director Robert Enholm leads a tour of World War I objects in President Woodrow Wilson’s Washington, D.C., home. President Wilson retired in 1921 after leaving the White House.…

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    America Goes Over

    This 1918 silent film documents the U.S. experience in World War I. Two historians provided provided context and commentary throughout. America Goes Over is one of many silent World War I…

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 2

    Doran Cart gave a tour of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City and spoke about objects related to America’s role in what was then called the “Great War.” The United…

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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 1

    Matthew Naylor gave a tour of and talked about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, built to preserve the history of what was at the time called “The Great War” and to honor the…

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    General Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg

    Jim Lighthizer and Garry Adelman gave a tour of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Gettysburg headquarters and talked about the property’s history and restoration. The Civil War Trust, a…

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    Congressional Reaction to Tower Commision Report

    Members of the House and Senate made statements and responded to questions about the Tower Commission Report on the Iran-Contra Affair on the day it was released. This is a selection of…

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    Japanese American National Museum

    Bill Shishima gave a tour of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Mr. Shishima was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and spent three years at Heart Mountain Relocation Center…

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    Representative Gregory Meeks on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the…

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    Representative Gwen Moore on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the…

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    Congressional Delegate Stacey Plaskett on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Congressional Delagate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) was interviewed in Statuary Hall…

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    Representative Marc Veasey on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the…

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    "Amending America" Exhibit

    Christine Blackerby and Jennifer Johnson gave a tour of the National Archives “Amending America” exhibit that marks the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights on…

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    Digitization of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Filmed Speeches

    Matthew Hanson and Christina Kovac described their efforts to make high resolution digital copies of 10 of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s most important speeches. They showed clips of…

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