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  • National Air and Space Museum Marks 40th Anniversary
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    National Air and Space Museum 40th Anniversary Event

    The National Air and Space Museum marked its 40th anniversary. The event included remarks by Museum director General J.R. “Jack” Dailey and others.

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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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  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted a ceremony to mark the one-year countdown to the November 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The event included…

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  • emThe Smithsonians History of America in 101 Objectsem
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    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 about eight objects featured in…

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  • emSpoken from the Heartem
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    Spoken from the Heart

    Former first lady Laura Bush discussed her memoir, Spoken from the Heart (Scribner; May 4, 2010), in conversation with journalist Cokie Roberts. Mrs. Bush began and ended by reading an except from her book…

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  • emLighting the Way  Nine Women Who Changed Modern Americaem
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    Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America

    Karenna Gore Schiff was interviewed by her mother, Tipper Gore, about her book Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America, published by Miramax Books. The book is about the…

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