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CATEGORY: The American Experience

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U. S. Rationing During World War II U. S. Rationing During World War II

Introduction to primary sources as well as an introduction to life on the home front. You can examine a ration book, morale posters, and an Office of War Information film to learn how Americans lived in a time of sacrifice.
 

Walking on the Moon Walking on the Moon

Journey back in time to experience the incredible Apollo 11 mission!

Fact Sheet

American History Timeline
Care of Victorian Silk Quilts and Slumber Throws
Cher Ami--World War I Carrier Pigeon Cher Ami--World War I Carrier Pigeon
Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children
Facts about the United States Flag Facts about the United States Flag
Famous Horses Famous Horses
Genealogical Research for Native Americans
Guidelines for Caring for Objects
Making a Hammer Dulcimer
Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
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
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.


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