American History Museum

The @Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Hosted by Erin. Our theme for 2015: innovation and American History! Legal:
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Adelaida Cuellar's family migrated from Mexico to Texas in the 1890s. Adelaida sold her handmade tamales at the county fair. In 1928, she opened a restaurant, which her family expanded in the 1950s into the El Chico Tex-Mex restaurant chain. By the 1990s, the Cuellars owned more than 100 El Chico restaurants. In the 1960s, dresses like this one were worn during special celebrations at El Chico restaurants. It features the colors and Aztec eagle design of the Mexican national flag. Gift of John Cuellar. #CincoDeMayo #Heritage #FoodHistory #Fashion
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littleknittythings : @flatbushbrown ๐Ÿ˜
amhistorymuseum : @chibbigirl It's pretty awesome! ๐Ÿ•
sandram2116 : My dad worked at El Chico in South Houston in the 1980's.
amhistorymuseum : @sandram2116 Interesting!
j41m3z : Post about the actual connection between the Battle of Puebla and the American Civil War.
amhistorymuseum : @j41m3z I'd like to but I don't have a great photo (that relates to the museum's collection) to go with it. Will do more digging! -Erin
millhammertime : @annamillham @reneemtallent
j41m3z : @amhistorymuseum Anything on the Battle of Williamsburg? Happened the same day.
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Outside the museum, @SmithsonianGardens has planted a row of corn poppies (papaver rhoeas), in memory of the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The seeds sown were, in part, collected from the Flanders Fields of Belgium. 100 years ago this month, Lt. Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Expeditionary Force lost a friend during the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium, in an area known as Flanders. This inspired him to write the poem "In Flanders Fields," which ends: "We shall not sleep, though poppies grow / In Flanders fields." #WorldWarI #WorldWar1 #WW1 #FlandersFields #AmericanHistory
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studentsofhistory : Beautiful!
rachel_rjo317 : @joymelinda the GREAT WAR
auntie_ : Excellent remembrance
kahawagirl : So evocative.
kathl33n3 : @paigeemoe
ckern7960 : I love history,.๐Ÿ˜€
majilique : Thank you for this lesson of history. And the use of a live/living symbol to inspire learning.
amhistorymuseum : @majilique We agree. Great work, @smithsoniangardens
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45 years ago today: Ohio National Guardsmen open fire on anti-war protesters at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others. The contingent of 28 Guardsmen fired for 13 seconds. The rifle fire left four students dead, one permanently paralyzed, and eight wounded. Many of the students were walking to and from class. Not every student was involved in the demonstration. This rifle was used that day. #KentState #VietnamWar
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whiplash_02 : Send the OH guard to Baltimore
amhistorymuseum : Hi, everyone. Erin here. I work in the museum's New Media Dept. I just wanted to remind everyone to please keep comments civil. Many thanks!
jslavet : TY.
thehoneyhound : Good reminder, Erin.
gitajali : Thanks Erin. I love your work here. I am currently taking United States History and my tracher always loves it when I am consistent with dates and events. This account has helped me learn about history in a fun and entertaining way. Keep up the good work. One suggestion though, could you post earlier in the day? Thanks again Erin. ๐Ÿ˜Š @amhistorymuseum
itschippie : I was a senior in high school in nearby Cleveland when this happened. It was incomprehensible and still is.
amhistorymuseum : @gitajali Aw, thanks! I'll absolutely try to be less of a night owl and post earlier. :)
kelly_the_red : "Hey Sandy."
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โ€ช#‎MayTheFourthBeWithYouโ€ฌ today is! Lunch box from 1977 this is. Choose the dark side you must not. Re-gram this post, you must! โ€ช#‎MaytheFourthโ€ฌ โ€ช#‎StarWarsDayโ€ฌ #LukeSkywalker #BenKenobi #C3P0 #MosEisley ๐ŸŒŸโญ๏ธ๐ŸŒ 
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jacksofbuxton : You don't need to see his identification. #pbd Wonderful actor Sir Alec.
sandiuu : @velbonnie
ecg102387 : Aaaaaaawesome! @conorburke84 i neeeeeed it! Haha
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mskdizzle : Still not the droids they were looking for @amhistorymuseum
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amhistorymuseum : @mskdizzle hehe
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In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. EO 9066 was the catalyst that led to the forced incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry in America whether they were US citizens or aliens. This bonsai tree was crafted from wood, paper, and wire at Gila River Relocation Center in Arizona. Arts and crafts classes at the relocation camps filled several voids in internees’ lives. Some viewed this as a way to continue pursuing the activities they did before EO 9066. Others saw it as a means to grapple with the traumatic experience of interment. #WorldWarII #APAHM #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth #Bonsai
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joannsondy : Truly unfortunate event in our country's history.
msstefaniel : @hhota
historic_wintersburg : Some of the Americans of Japanese descent associated with Historic Wintersburg were incarcerated at Gila River, some at the Colorado River Relocation Center at Poston, Arizona. Many were seperated from families, many had sons serving in the US military. Art is a human response to trauma and when people are silenced. Art from the camps is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing information during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
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srhariton : ๐Ÿ˜ข : As an American, it hurts my heart that this population had to leave their homes to be herded into such camps.
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tiffyhi808 : Go For Broke!
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Happy #scrapbooking day! Here's a preview of the "enchanted scrapbook" on bicycling history that will be part of our #ObjectProject learning space that opens July 1. Bicycles offered women mobility, independence, and a way out. For many women, the bicycle was, according to one observer in 1896, "a steed upon which they rode into a new world." #โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“Žโœ๏ธ #WomensHistory #๐Ÿšด๐Ÿฝ
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ski131146 : @cicib79 The bicycle also offered an excuse as to why a girl's hymen wasn't intact.
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michaelaer : @nancy.l.oconnor @devon_smither well this is making me want to be a bike person
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auntie_ : Yay! ๐Ÿšด bike girls rule!
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This incredible shoe was worn by Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa. Born in Havana, Cuba, she late moved to America and recorded 23 gold records, collaborating with many other musicians. Her catchphrase: ¡#azúcar! If you love Latino and Women's History, we have an #internship for you. Students who are strong writers and enjoy using social media should apply. The deadline is Wednesday July 1, 2015. The stipend is $6,000 for ten weeks full-time or for 20 weeks part time. Answers to your questions: (clickable link in profile) #๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŽถ #Museum #MuseumWork #WomensHistory #HispanicHeritage
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adventure_hat : @kathleenaporter this internship!
pepe_silviaaa : @k.magnolia amazing
gabycr27 : #azucar love Celia !! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ
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wdaviddozier : @andyjahde
alexafv : If only I was a student @furygirrl10!
motimcd : @michelleomatic intern gets to wear the shoes, right? #swanheels
izainabsib : @ashtonislife
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This trunk belonged to Kumataro Sugimoto, who immigrated to Hawai'i from Japan around 1902. He'd heard stories of quick wealth and went to Hawai'i to seek his fortune. Later, he brought his sons to help him on the cane sugar plantation. Japanese workers often endured severe and unequal conditions in Hawai'i, which was controlled by white American business interests. Is there a trunk or suitcase with a migration story in your family history? #๐Ÿ #๐Ÿ‘œ#AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth #APAHM #APAHM2015 #Hawaii
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csanes9 : everyone please educate yourself about the rape of nanking
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besubird : @we_are_myhawaii wow
dirtdetector : Just lovely.
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New in the collection and on display: John Coltrane's sax! The tenor saxophonist, composer, and band leader changed the direction of #jazz. #saxophone ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽท
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joshgearey : WOW! @posixeleni
amhistorymuseum : @colleenmdavis Here in DC!
ayomeansjoy : @jnichole808 let's go! Before or after record fair
norfolkjones1 : @mrcoolguy1 this dude rocked hope Maggie sees it
seamartin3 : @e_a_hartman
e_a_hartman : I'll pass it on @seamartin3 !
mip666 : It looks as though it's floating in the air. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
sfpubliclibrary : Whoa!
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76 years ago today, the New York World's Fair opens. This game follows "Bobby and Betty" on their trip to the fair, which includes visits to the "Bridge of Tomorrow," the "Lagoon of Nations," and the "Court of Peace." #QueensNY #WorldsFair #BoardGame
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nancyslibrary : It's beautiful.
alfredlordtennisanyone : Gorgeous design
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motimcd : @mhresnick
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patersongreatfallsnhp : Thanks for posting!
davehulteen : My wife's grandparents were there and showed us some great pictures from it!
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