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Within These Walls… if our houses could talk

  If you’re visiting Washington this summer, here is a must-see exhibition: Within These Walls at the National Museum of American History. It features the largest artifact in the museum’s collection, a house that stood at 16 Elm Street in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Smithsonian

Since today is the Smithsonian’s 167th birthday, here’s an adaptation of a previous post I wrote about the Smithsonian Castle in Washington. The Smithsonian exists because of the generous and somewhat odd gift of a British scientist, James Smithson, who … Continue reading

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The Castle in Washington

I know Spring is just around the corner in Washington when the magnolias behind the Smithsonian Castle bloom. The red turreted Castle, the administrative center of the largest museum complex in the world, is an architectural oddity on the National … Continue reading

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