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Independence Seaport Museum
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Kim Glovas
September 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
Museum lovers can take full advantage of history, culture and art on Saturday — all for free. Read more here about the 15th annual Museum Day, hosted by Smithsonian magazine.
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National Museum of the American Indian
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
November 23, 2018 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How long can you stare at that holiday gift list, thinking about pairing people and their unique interests with the perfect token? Many among us just give up and take the path of least resistance with a sweater or bauble. Or, you can match Uncle Joe's interest to a...
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The 'ruby slippers' which Judy Garland wore during the 1939 filming of The Wizard of Oz are put on display during a press preview for the exhibit 'Ray Dolby Gateway to American Culture' at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
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October 19, 2018 - 1:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's no place like home for Dorothy's ruby slippers from the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz." The sparkling prop worn by Judy Garland returns to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on Oct. 19 after a year of restoration work. They are part of a new...
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James A. Michener Art Museum
KYW Newsradio, file
September 19, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Marnie Hunter (CNN) — Learning something new seems like the perfect way to usher in autumn. The fall equinox takes place on Saturday, September 22. It's also Museum Day in the United States. Nearly 1,500 U.S. museums are participating in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day , when institutions in...
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Hope Diamond
Dane Penland/Smithsonian Institution via AP
August 01, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blue diamonds — like the Smithsonian's famous Hope diamond — are the rarest of all and how they formed more than a billion years ago is a bit of a mystery. Now scientists think they have a glimmer of an answer. They've long known that the blue tint comes from traces of boron in...
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