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Opening today: a new wing at our National Museum of American History that explores the ideas and ideals of the American people.

Take a tour as we count the many versions of the iconic Lady Liberty in the new space.
Opening today a new wing at our National Museum of American History

Looking for Liberty in the Nation We Build Together

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Randall Mann
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Smithsonian
06/27/2017 at 16:19. Facebook
Live now: an expert-led preview of our National Museum of American History's new exhibition on democracy and political participation.
James Roach
Smithsonian
Smithsonian
06/27/2017 at 15:32. Facebook
In the 12th or 13th centuries, a ship sank in a remote stretch of water.

Now a Smithsonian scientist is using materials from the shipwreck to learn about ancient trade networks and human interactions in Southeast Asia.
In the 12th or 13th centuries a ship sank in a remote stretch of water

Reconstructing the path of an 800-year-old Asian ship using tree sap

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James Roach
Janet Dunkelberger
Antoinette Cumming
Smithsonian
Smithsonian
06/27/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Get a special live tour from an artist whose work is now on view at our National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
Smithsonian
Smithsonian
06/26/2017 at 12:16. Facebook
Listen, Facebook followers, and you shall hear
Of the less-famous past of Paul Revere...

This bell represents another aspect of Revere's sound service to his country, displayed in our National Museum of American History's new "Religion in Early America" exhibition.
Listen Facebook followers and you shall hear

You know Paul Revere from his midnight ride. He was once famous for his church bells.

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Kitty Mackin
Audrey Selzer Goropeuschek
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Smithsonian
06/23/2017 at 15:53. Facebook
These two recently hatched turtles weigh 25 grams (less than an ounce) each—that’s 1/52 the size of their mother, but they’re growing!

Meet the pair at our Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.
These two recently hatched turtles weigh 25 grams less than an ounce

Critically Endangered Bourret’s Box Turtles Hatch at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

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Geniene Martorell
Mike Connell
Nathan G. Bein
Smithsonian
Smithsonian
06/23/2017 at 12:56. Facebook
The history of African American music in the United States is the history of music in the United States.

Learn about #APeoplesGroove and subscribe for more YouTube videos from our Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The history of African American music in the United States is the

NMAAHC Musical Crossroads: Regions Without Borders

The history of African American music in the United States is the history of music in the United States. From Prince's iconic musical blends to Outkast's sou...

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Smithsonian
06/22/2017 at 19:24. Facebook
All cool clubs are named after an extinct giant sloth...right?

Hear how our scientists used to unwind on our podcast Sidedoor, now in its second season: [ S.si.edu Link ]
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Smithsonian
06/22/2017 at 13:02. Facebook
When flight was a novelty, these “destination weddings” became quite the spectacle.

Read more from our National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
When flight was a novelty these “destination weddings” became quite the spectacle

Balloon weddings were all the rage in the 19th century

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Patri O'Gan
Randall Mann
Season two of our podcast is here, and it starts with a real-life detective drama.
Season two of our podcast is here and it starts with a reallife detective drama

Uncovering the mysterious death of a Smithsonian scientist 150 years ago

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Viv Livernois Finneran
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One of our biologists was walking through a fish market when he saw a one he'd never seen, even in his years studying species from around the globe.
One of our biologists was walking through a fish market when he

Scientist discovers new species of fish for sale at a market in the Philippines

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Julia Tyrone Salgado
Andy Brierley
Michael G. Garlan
Action on climate change begins at the local level. Our new Second Opinion roundtable series has the tools to help you start a conversation in your community.
Action on climate change begins at the local level Our new Second

How to Host a Second Opinion Discussion in Your Community

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Jacob Cox
Peter Lucas
Mike Black
A leading ocean scientist shares books that have energized her in the fight against climate change and that make her optimistic about the planet's future.
A leading ocean scientist shares books that have energized her in the

Seven Books Worth Reading to Change the Conversation About Climate Change

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Corey Dolan
Brian Morris
James Dudley
We hope your weekend rocks.

A rock concert inspired artist Debra Baxter to create her “Devil Horns Crystal Brass Knuckles” series. This one, a lefty, is now on view at our Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery.

(Debra Baxter, “Devil Horns Crystal Brass Knuckles (Lefty)," 2015, quartz crystal and sterling silver. Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of the artist in honor...
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We hope your weekend rocks A rock concert inspired artist Debra Baxter
Marcia Morris
Susie Gates
Randall Mann
Art is an integral part of the climate change conversation.

This artwork, selected by one of our curators, engages with the multifaceted challenges and perspectives of global climate change.
Art is an integral part of the climate change conversation

These Nine Artists Will Help You Understand the Future of the Planet

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Herlinda Serret Hernandez
What was 2016 like for the world's largest scientific and cultural organization? Dive into our stories from last year as we chart a course for the future.
What was 2016 like for the worlds largest scientific and cultural organization

What made 2016 an extraordinary year for the Smithsonian Institution

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Paulina Martinez
Time zones? Didn't used to be a thing. Daylight saving time? Relatively new.

Hear how we got standardized time on our podcast Sidedoor: [ S.si.edu Link ]
Time zones Didn't used to be a thing Daylight saving time Relatively new
Linda M Young
Peggy Pershey
This Cooper Hewitt pitcher would make sipping lemonade on the porch feel fancy.

Its design combines influences from the Middle East in the 15th or 16th century and Baltimore, Maryland in the Victorian era.

Tiffany and Co. silversmith Edward C. Moore found inspiration in his collection of Islamic decorative arts. He mixed that with the extravagant “Baltimore Style” silver floral pattern...
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This Cooper Hewitt pitcher would make sipping lemonade on the porch feel fancy
Chris Ralbovsky
Julie Newkirk
Deborah Murphree
Is there a reason to be optimistic about the future of our planet? Our Secretary hosts a new roundtable series on some of the big issues facing America, starting with our ever-changing planet.
Is there a reason to be optimistic about the future of our

Second Opinion: Forging the Future

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