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The Jewels of Lalique
February 3, 1998 – April 12, 1998

See some 200 rare pieces of art nouveau jewelry and works in glass created before World War I by Rene Lalique (1860-1945).

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A Spiral of History: A Carved Tusk from the Loango Coast, Congo
February 1, 1998 – April 26, 1998

View a 19th-century carved ivory tusk dthat depicts historical, ceremonial, anecdotal, and daily events, spiraling from the base to the tip.

African Art Museum
In the Mountains
January 31, 1998 – August 2, 1998

See 26 paintings and objects, dating from the 10th to 14th centuries, that explore the depiction of mountains--real and imaginary--in Chinese art.

Freer Gallery
Mail to the Chief: The Stamp Designs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
January 30, 1998 – July 2, 1998

See 16 stamps from Roosevelt's collection, including several bearing his own designs.

Postal Museum
The Archives Center Looks at the 1950s
January 22, 1998 – March 4, 1998

These small display cases feature documents that explore the American cultural landscape of the 1950s through advertising, photos, and entertainment. 

American History Museum
Crayola Company
January 21, 1998 – March 4, 1998

This small display case features documents related to the Crayola crayon company.  

American History Museum
Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions
January 18, 1998 – September 8, 1998

See some 50 quilts by 15 African American men from across the country whose works range from traditional to contemporary.

Anacostia Community Museum
Muhammad Ali: A Thirty-Year Journey
January 18, 1998 – September 8, 1998

See some 30 photographs by photojournalist Howard L. Bingham that capture Muhammad Ali in the ring and behind the scenes during the boxer's career.

Anacostia Community Museum
Orchids of the World
January 17, 1998 – March 8, 1998

See hundreds of orchids that highlight the diversity of orchids from North and South America, Australia, Africa, Asia, and Antarctica.

Ripley Center
We Shall Overcome: Photographs from America's Civil Rights Era
January 15, 1998 – February 8, 1998

See 80 photographs that focus on the key events and personalities of the Civil Rights Era (1954-1968).  

American History Museum
Ceramics at the National Museum of African Art
January 14, 1998 – Indefinitely

Drawn from the museum's extensive collection of ceramic works, 14 vessels represent various regions of the African continent.

African Art Museum
Masterworks of Indian Painting I
December 31, 1997 – June 14, 1998

View a changing selection of 16th- through 19th-century Indian paintings from the Mughal dynasty (1526-1858) and the Rajput courts.

Freer Gallery
Manning the Post: A Woman's Job
December 18, 1997 – May 25, 2000

Learn about Mary Katherine Goddard, who served as postmaster of Baltimore from 1775 to 1789.

Postal Museum
Twelve Centuries of Japanese Art from the Imperial Collections
December 14, 1997 – March 8, 1998

See 20 calligraphic works and 56 paintings that represent Imperial patronage in Japan from the 9th to early 20th centuries, in this first major overseas exhibition agreed to by Emperor of Japan and the Imperial Household Agency.

Sackler Gallery
Frank Schiffman Apollo Theater Collection
December 8, 1997 – January 21, 1998

These 2 small cases feature papers related to the day-to-day operations of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, and some of the important African American artists who have performed there.

American History Museum
1997 Holiday Trees
December 6, 1997 – January 4, 1998

Enjoy 6 decorated trees surrounded with poinsettias. 

American History Museum
NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board)
December 3, 1997 – June 3, 1998

Note the work of the NTSB, which has investigated approximately 70,000 aviation accidents since it was founded in 1967.

Air and Space Museum
Levittown, New York, Is Fifty Years Old
December 3, 1997 – March 31, 1998

See papers and photographs that celebrate the 50th anniversary of Levittown, New York.

American History Museum
American Quilt Legacy: Star Quilt
December 3, 1997 – June 21, 1998

In the American Quilt Legacy case is a Star Quilt, an embroidered crazy patchwork counterpane made by Lydia Finnell of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in 1884. 

American History Museum
Stalking the Elusive Computer Bug
November 22, 1997 – April 19, 1998

This showcase features the first, actual bug (a moth) found in a computing device at the Harvard Computational Lab in 1947.

American History Museum

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