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9/11 Artifacts Share 'Pieces of Truth' in Victims' Stories

NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly six years, Andrea Haberman's ashen and damaged wallet lay mostly untouched in a drawer... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly six years, Andrea Haberman's ashen and damaged wallet lay mostly untouched in a drawer at her parents' Wisconsin home, along with a partly melted cell phone, her driver's license, credit cards, checkbook and house... Read More

2021-06-30 13:50:02
by Dan McCue
Library of Congress Jefferson Building to Reopen

The Library of Congress will reopen the doors of the Thomas Jefferson Building to the public with timed entry passes... Read More

The Library of Congress will reopen the doors of the Thomas Jefferson Building to the public with timed entry passes beginning on July 15, the library announced Thursday. The free passes will be available three days a week, and will... Read More

2021-04-26 17:21:20
by TWN Staff
Smithsonian to Reopen Seven Museums, National Zoo in May

The Smithsonian Institution will reopen seven of its museums and the National Zoon in May. The revival of the museums... Read More

The Smithsonian Institution will reopen seven of its museums and the National Zoon in May. The revival of the museums will begin on Wednesday, May 5, with the reopening of the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center... Read More

2021-03-09 17:50:08
by TWN Staff
Smithsonian Collects COVID-19 Artifacts

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has aquired the vial that contained the first dose of COVID-19... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has aquired the vial that contained the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the United States as part of its plans to document the global pandemic and “this extraordinary period... Read More

2021-01-15 15:29:58
by Dan McCue
Smithsonian Collecting Items from U.S. Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has begun collecting items left behind by the protestors who... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has begun collecting items left behind by the protestors who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The riot, stoked by President Donald Trump, left five people dead. It was... Read More

2020-11-19 19:03:28
by Dan McCue
Smithsonian Institution to Re-Close Museums, National Zoo Due to COVID Spike

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution will temporarily re-close all of its museums and the National Zoo due to the rising... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution will temporarily re-close all of its museums and the National Zoo due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region and across the country. The closures, which will begin Monday, Nov. 23, will... Read More

2020-07-27 20:52:41
by Dan McCue
House Votes to Approve the Creation of a National Latino Museum

WASHINGTON - The House on Monday voted to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum on the National... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House on Monday voted to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum on the National Mall. The initiative, which had widespread bipartisan support, passed unanimously Monday morning by a voice vote. If the measure passes... Read More

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