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CATEGORY: The American Experience
War heroes are not always human, and the Smithsonian has several animal soldiers in its collection.
This exhibition explores the background, planning, and construction of the Panama Canal, focusing on 19th- and early 20th-century activities and concluding with events in 1915 marking the opening of the Canal.
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.
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.
Learn about key people who influenced the outcome of the War of 1812, which transformed and unified the United States.
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