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National Museum of American History lands new director

The Smithsonian Institution has named John Gray, founding president of the Autry National Center of the American West, to lead the National Museum of American History.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 02:05am EDT

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Portrait Gallery chief steps down at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery director is stepping down at the end of May due to health reasons.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:40pm EDT

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Smithsonian to feature Steve Jobs' patents in D.C.

The Smithsonian Institution is preparing an exhibit featuring Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs' more than 300 technology patents on the National Mall with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 05:39pm EDT

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Smithsonian welcomes Discovery to space collection

Space shuttle Discovery is preparing to move into its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 10:20am EDT

Tags: Space Shuttle Discovery, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian, Hains Point, National Mall, Old Town, National Harbor

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Smithsonian opens new, diverse US history timeline

Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" have a new home with a diverse set of artifacts in a new timeline of American history that includes a piece of Plymouth Rock, a slave ship manifest, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone and Kermit the Frog at the Smithsonian Institution.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 05:06pm EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, National History Museum, Kermit, Dorothy, Plymouth Rock

Space Shuttle Discovery will land April 17 at Dulles

A modified 747 airplane will carry the Space Shuttle Discovery on its back Tuesday morning from Florida to Washington.

Saturday - 04/07/2012, 03:01pm EDT

Tags: Space Shuttle Discovery, airplane, dulles airport, Dulles International Airport, NASA, Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian

Experience 40 years of video games at the Smithsonian

In all that time, a lot has been said about the merits of home gaming. Some see it as a useful outlet for developing hand-eye coordination or simply a great way to have fun. Others see games as a complete waste of time.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 06:11am EDT

Tags: nathan hagar, GameFest, The Art of Video Games, American Art Museum, Chris Melissinos, Smithsonian, video games, D.C.

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