The Smithsonian is open today, Monday, January 22.
Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)
1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Schermer Hall, West Wing
Follow the stories of some of the diminutive and personal objects that Americans have taken, made, and saved as historical mementos from the early Republic to the present. Explore how souvenirs give meaning to the past and learn about the American preservation movement in the 19th century and the origins of the modern museum in which some of these objects now reside.
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