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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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