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Freedom Just Around the Corner:

Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights

On view at the National Postal Museum.

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“Hear My Voice”: Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound

On view at the National Museum of American History.

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National Museum of Natural History Presents

A new APP for the BONE HALL

See skeletons in a new way with 3-D graphics, games, video, and more!

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Commemorating Controversy:
The Dakota—U.S. War of 1862

Now on view at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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Freer | Sackler Galleries Present

Open F|S

Explore the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art online from anywhere in the world, anytime you like.

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Join us as a digital volunteer!

Help us digitize and transcribe our collections – unlocking stories, increasing access, and discovering new knowledge.

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Your mobile guide to
visiting our museums

Discover what you can see and do, search our collections, access podcasts and other apps, add your tips and photos!

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