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Smithsonian Treasures of American History

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The National Museum of American History—our country's largest history museum and one of the Smithsonian's most visited—preserves three million objects that capture the American story. From this vast collection, curators have handpicked more than 150 of the Museum's most valued and amazing treasures—from the hat Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated to Jacqueline Kenne ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Harper Perennial
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Janet
Jul 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
I bought this on a recent trip to the American History Museum. Since the museum had been closed for renovations and was just recently re-opened, it was jam packed. There were lines everywhere! Since the main focus of my trip was not the Smithsonians, I only had approx. an hour and a half to go through. Also, during that hour and a half, I developed a very serious headache that pretty much ruined me for enjoying the exhibits that I was able to easily access. So, while in the gift shop buying aspi ...more
Chris
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book includes not only items on display at the American History Smithsonian, but also items that are not always on display. I did not know, for instance, that a guitar owned by Prince is owned by the museum. Each item has a little biography and the book is diviaded into sections detailing what type of importance each item is.
Jessica
Jul 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this quick little read. I love history and museums and since I've never been to the Smithsonian it was exciting to see some of the things they have there. I really enjoyed it.
Charles
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In my only trip to Washington, D. C., I was extremely disappointed that the Smithsonian was closed. While looking through this book is a palliative, in many ways it is a poor one. The opportunity to see things like Albert Einstein’s pipe, Helen Keller’s watch, Thomas Jefferson’s desk, the chairs that Lee and Grant sat in during their conference at Appomattox and Andrew Jackson’s uniform coat are reminders of the people and the history they made.
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