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National Museum of American History

Museums in Minutes: See All of D.C.'s Greatest Artifacts in One Day

Orbitz.com | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Framed by the Washington Monument on one side and the U.S. Capitol on the other, the National Mall in Washington DC is a breathtaking, must-do attraction -- even if you can't stand politics.

The Last One of a Kind

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Sarah O'Leary

Recently I discovered that the 8-foot tall turn of the century wooden playground slide in the middle of my living room might be the last one like it o...

PHOTOS: D.C. Museum Features Weird History

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- There aren't many places where you can see George Washington's hair, a stone from Joan of Arc's dungeon and a fence rail split by Abraha...

Erin Ruberry

PHOTOS: TV Star's Washington Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It was one of the most iconic moments in the history of daytime TV: With a shout of "The streak is over!" Susan Lucci, after 19 nominati...

Cara Santa Maria

How Can We Prevent Another Dust Bowl?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green

This is in fact a classic story of human nature coming up against Mother Nature. And guess what, Mother Nature always wins. – Ken Burns On Octobe...

September 11 Exhibit

Kim Roberts | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC
Kim Roberts

For just one short week, the National Museum of American History hosted a powerful temporary exhibit, "September 11: Remembrance and Reflection."

TSA Donates Equipment To Smithsonian For 9/11 Remembrance

Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel

The TSA has donated airport safety screening devices, including a metal detector and a training dummy to the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum o...

Museum Restores Jefferson's Unique Bible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) A Smithsonian museum is restoring the "Jefferson Bible," a unique volume the third president cut and p...