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CATEGORY: History and Culture

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Fact Sheet

Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
Stradivarius Violins
Thanksgiving in North America: From Local Harvests to National Holiday Thanksgiving in North America: From Local Harvests to National Holiday
The Hammered Dulcimer
The Titanic
Tucker Automobiles Tucker Automobiles
U.S. Presidential Historic Sites

List of recognized presidential historic sites is arranged by presidential administrations in chronological order.

Ukelin and Related Instruments
Violin Makers Named Hopf
Violin Makers Named Vuillaume
Violin Makers of the Klotz Family
Violin Makers of the Ruggieri Family
Winchester, General Philip H. Sheridan's War Horse Winchester, General Philip H. Sheridan's War Horse

War heroes are not always human, and the Smithsonian has several animal soldiers in its collection.

Online Exhibition

"Make the Dirt Fly!": Building the Panama Canal

The history of the building of the Panama Canal.

"So Much Need of Service" – The Diary of a Civil War Nurse

The experiences of Civil War nurse Amanda Akin -- revealed through her diary -- reflect the sacrifices of millions of Americans who contributed to the war effort.

150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth 150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth

The National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a series of four alcove exhibitions -- one each year -- commemorating this period of American history. The first of these exhibitions recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, a friend of President Lincoln, in Alexandria, Virginia.

1812: A Nation Emerges 1812: A Nation Emerges

Learn about key people who influenced the outcome of the War of 1812, which transformed and unified the United States.

1846: Portrait of the Nation 1846: Portrait of the Nation

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian, this exhibition looks back at the America of 1846.

A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery

View 66 portraits that reflect the range of the National Portrait Gallery's collection, from Joseph Siffred Duplessis' 1785 classic depiction of Benjamin Franklin to Andy Warhol's 1984 pop portrait of singer Michael Jackson.

A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico

Carnival masks and costumes, musical instruments, colonial art, and jewelry from Teodoro Vidal's collection explore Puerto Rican history and culture during the past 500 years.


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