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MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) -- Francis Scott Key's original handwritten manuscript of the "Star-Spangled Banner" is making its first visit to Virginia to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national...
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Cori Wegener (KORR-ee WEGG-uh-nur) has an unusual background: not only does she have an art history degree from the University of Kansas, she's a (now-retired) Major in the U.S. Army Reserve. She was...
2014/10/01 06:41
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... to the Redskins!” fans sing, as their football team plays for our nation’s capital. The Redskins, founded in 1932, is an organization as tried and storied as any in the National Football...
2014/09/30 18:58
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Susan Walsh / AP Photo First lady Michelle Obama speaks at a luncheon in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, to honor of the winners of the 2014 National Design...
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CORNELL -- For the first time, a woman will lead the Cornell University community. On Tuesday, Cornell University's Board of Trustees approved the appointment of the university's first female...
2014/09/30 18:04
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Cornell University announced Tuesday that Elizabeth Garrett will become its 13th president, and the first female president in the university's history. Garrett was the provost at the University of...
2014/09/30 17:06
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Garrett, provost at the University of Southern California, will succeed David Skorton, who is leaving next year to run the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, Cornell said today in a statement. She...
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One of the highlights, he wrote, was seeing huge flocks of passenger pigeons move through town in the fall. "I have seen a stream of these noble birds, pouring at brief intervals through the skies,...
2014/09/30 14:29
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Human beings tend to take incremental change in stride. For example, the loaf of bread that was 50 cents a few decades ago that now costs $3 isn't a big deal to us because the price rose gradually and...
2014/09/30 13:48
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture is making its way across West Virginia. The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring a state tour of the...
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Many of the images created by Adams in this exhibition are digital sketches relating to her work in fiber art, which began in the 1960s. Her early works in woven and constructed textiles were abstract...
2014/09/30 09:51
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SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS SHOWCASE Through Sept. 28. A multimedia exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors. 9:30 a.m.-4:30...
2014/09/29 22:46
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WEST VALLEY CITY — The Smithsonian exhibit "Journey Stories" is making five stops in Utah, giving local museums the opportunity to incorporate their own personal history. "Journey Stories" focuses on...
2014/09/29 16:59
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A few closing comments I have looked at a godawful number of seventeenth and eighteenth century maps showing locations of various tribes and towns, etc., over the past twenty years, too many to list...
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This year, the museum also accepted a shingle that belonged to Dr. Doris E. Johnson and placed it in the Doctor's Office Exhibit Room. Born near Pittsfield, Doris was a notable woman, becoming a...
2014/09/28 22:15
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Photo By Express-News File Photo EVA YBARRA In the male-dominated genre of conjunto recording artists, songwriters and practitioners, Ybarra hasn’t received the ink that other masters of the...
2014/09/28 04:29
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WASHINGTON – If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic – in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry – the Smithsonian Institution would like to know. Two hundred years after...
2014/09/27 05:12
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Courtesy photo It took a lot of fund-raising but 16 Gladstone Middle School eighth-grade raised enough money to travel to Washington, D.C., and spent three days there visiting a number of historic...
2014/09/26 22:05
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David Yarnold, President and CEO of the National Audubon Society notes on the Society's "Take Action" page that the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium could kill thousands of migratory birds unless the...
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2014/09/26 17:03
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — In celebration of Smithsonian magazine's "Museum Day," three local museums will be open to the public for free on Saturday. The three museums are either affiliated with the...
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