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Volumes to Speak: The Library of Congress

Volumes to Speak: The Library of Congress https://youtu.be/dF-1mS5sUEwEstablished in 1800 as a small research library for the new Congress, today’s Library is considered the repository of the nation’s life story and arguably the “ultimate American museum.” Its holdings include Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence, marked up by Adams and Franklin; the maps carried …

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A Woman’s Touch: National Museum of Women in the Arts

A Woman’s Touch: National Museum of Women in the Arts https://youtu.be/jemrprUtun0The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., offers the single most important collection of art by women in the world. The museum provides an astonishing survey of women artists representing every major artistic period, from 16th-century Dutch and Flemish still lifes …

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America’s First Museum: The Charleston Museum

America’s First Museum: The Charleston Museum https://youtu.be/0LluQXNRKHcFounded in 1773 on the eve of American independence, this South Carolina museum features natural wonders like the rattlesnake, which so fascinated early European explorers; shells and pottery shards from an on-going archaeological dig that reveal the lost truths of rural slave life; the Civil War journal of the …

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American Soul: The Dusable Museum of African-American History

American Soul: The Dusable Museum of African-American History.​ https://youtu.be/nGB0ZsQy1LI Founded in 1961, the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the first African-American museums in the country. “We’re talking about 1961, we’re not talking about ancient times,” says former Chief Curator Ramon Price.  “But in 1961 there just wasn’t any …

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America’s Shrine to Music: National Music Museum

America’s Shrine to Music: National Music Museum https://youtu.be/spLhMi297qUThe art of making music requires genius, precision and passion. Founded in 1973, this landmark museum in Vermillion, South Dakota, includes more than 10,000 musical instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods. Today, its holdings are rivaled only by institutions in such cultural centers as Berlin, Brussels, …

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Behind The Lone Star: Institute of Texan Cultures

Behind The Lone Star: Institute of Texan Cultures https://youtu.be/LlWuduSdWJgCowboy boots, spurs, and cattle quickly come to mind when people think about the Lone Star State. But who are Texans, really? This surprising San Antonio museum explores the 26 diverse cultures that settled Texas. The people of the world came to Texas, and all of them …

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