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Some amazing people have left their jackets at the Smithsonian.
Celebrating the beauty of the changing season with art and objects in the collections.
This online exhibition honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the U.S. armed forces since the American Revolution.
Explore the online companion to the bold exhibition revealing the ways American Indian images, names, and stories are hidden in plain sight.
Along with the Ruby Slippers, the Smithsonian has some fabulous footwear in the collections.
Explore news media and journalism–related collection items from across the Smithsonian.
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Any old way you choose it, for many, it's got to be rock and roll music.
Smithsonian Gardens’ Horticulturists demonstrate how to decorate a festive evergreen wreath.
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