Too bad we can’t let the park rangers and curators stay on the job and send the guys who make the decisions home without a paycheck instead.
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Step 1: Get $12 million from Oprah Winfrey.
All levity aside, this museum is going to feature some fantastic artifacts:
Some of the highlights of the collection include a lace shawl owned by abolitionist Harriet Tubman; a Jim Crow-era segregated railroad car; slave rebellion leader Nat Turner’s Bible; and the glass-topped casket that held the body of 14-year-old Emmett Till, whose 1955 murder in Mississippi for whistling at a white woman helped spark the civil rights movement.
A new exhibit at the National Museum of American History covers pretty much everything from the first English colonies to the present day.
Highlights include Benjamin Franklin’s walking stick and a genuine Kermit the Frog puppet. Anyone who wields both items simultaneously cannot be killed in battle, save by the hand of the Archangel Gabriel.
You can read more about the exhibition at the Smithsonian’s website.
…according to a new report. Read it and weep.
Take a look at these sample ads produced as a portfolio project by Jenny Burrows and Matt Kappler.
These things have been circulating online, originally with the Smithsonian’s name and logo. A lot of folks assumed that they were actually part of a Smithsonian ad campaign. I thought this was some of the best public history PR I’d ever seen. It turns out the Smithsonian wasn’t aware of them until they went viral, and then asked one of the creators to remove the name and logo.
I think they’re awesome. The folks at the National Museum of American History should’ve snapped this up in a heartbeat.