American History Museum

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Today in 1870: Italian educator Maria Montessori is born. This 1966 arithmetic learning kit was designed by Catherine Stern, a physicist and founder of a Montessori school in her native Germany. She designed these materials in New York City, where she moved in 1938 to avoid Nazi persecution. #backtoschool #math #todayinhistory
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mmrloved : Ones and base ten blocks! Lol @egranadosvera
teriapod : My son went to a Montessori pre-school! Love this! Thx for sharing @amhistorymuseum
letaffa : I'm italian, my mom is a Montessori teacher and I went to Montessori's a shame that here in Italy Maria Montessori and her method are almost unknow for many people! It's really sad :( So...thank you for sharing this picture!
mkaboom : I remember learning math this way! It made me love it!
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kittenmagic : Thought you'd appreciate this 😊
personapril : @kittenmagic thanks! pretty cool ☺️
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The Great Plains were covered with bison before 1800. By the 1890s, fewer than 1,000 remained. Inspired to preserve and showcase the species, a Smithsonian taxidermist pressed for the Smithsonian to acquire bison for display. Bison were among the first animals in the Smithsonian’s collection when President Grover Cleveland signed into law the creation of the National Zoological Park in 1889. Originally exhibited on the National Mall, the bison were relocated to the Zoo's Rock Creek campus in 1891. And now, the bison are back! Two females are on display at the @nationalzoo as of today! #bison125 #mammals #bigandbeautiful
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janepeepshow : In Australia??
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amhistorymuseum : @janepeepshow Oops!
laynewade : No two animals are more important in modern North American history than Bison and Beaver.
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samuelthomasjohnstone : @laynewade they suck
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September 7 is the last day to see our exhibition focusing on the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) and the March on Washington (1963). One amazing thing to see in the exhibition is this Sibley tent. As African Americans walked away from slavery and into Union lines, the U.S. Army found itself fighting a war surrounded by men, women, and children. The self-emancipated forced the army and eventually President Lincoln to resolve their status as people not property. The military provided cast-off tents, like this Sibley tent, for African Americans who reached Union lines. One tent could hold 12 to 20 people. #civilwar #freedom
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leclark79 : Saw the exhibit yesterday and spent over an hour! Great exhibit!
amhistorymuseum : @leclark79 That's awesome! Thank you for letting us know. We are sad to see it leave.
njama_jones : I hope more African American history goes in that area. It's useful and important that the younger generation knows of the struggles that happened.
jayheritagecenter : amazing! definitely need to stop by @amhistorymuseum
leighleigh5000 : 12 to 20 people? That doesn't look very big. It must have been hot and cramped
bbart3d : This is an underreported part of our history
amhistorymuseum : @njama_jones We have a feeling you're going to like the next exhibition!
njama_jones : That makes me excited. Continue doing the great work on our history.
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Nabisco ad from around 1900 promoting its sealed package. It was great for rainy canoe rides, apparently. Whatever your weather may bring, we hope you have a history-filled weekend. N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. #niceraincoat #foodhistory #foodfriday
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americanantiquarian : @cadeoverton, your childhood camping trips, perhaps?
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cadeoverton : @americanantiquarian haha, pretty much!
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marypaton : 💙✨great picture!
deerpond : This is wonderful advertising!!!
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bilram : @atypical77 @stilgravy @justinisraels next time we bring this guy's rig.
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Today in 1963: This aerial photograph of construction progress on the Museum of History and Technology (now us) is taken. When we opened 50 years ago, we were the first modern building on the National Mall. #DC #museum #NationalMall #NMAH50
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msexton1227 : What is the building behind you in the shape of two C's?
amhistorymuseum : @msexton1227 That's our friends @EPAgov
ikinrueff : High point of our DC trip. Thanks @amhistorymuseum!
amhistorymuseum : @ikinrueff Why thank so much! We're thrilled that you had a good time.
rowxrow : NMAH! @hellybellybutton
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Today in 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr., gives his "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This cap was there. It was worn by Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. #CivilRights #TodayInHistory
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liveloudlovelean : @ralphlauren can we get a concept design polo with this logo on either the front or the back!!! #please It would be lovely!
tyneswedish : Oh my god I want this. I would wear it all the time.
wesleyyoung95 : @orchid6661 show this to dad, please :)
smezzerae : @churrr0 YES!!!!
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Hi. This is Erin. I manage the museum's Instagram account. Today is #InstaMuseum Day and museum staffers around the world want to know: what do YOU want to see from museums in your Instagram feed? I want to thank all 30,891 of you for following, commenting, and clicking the <3 button. Your witty comments make me laugh, your interesting questions make me curious, and your love for World War II history, Swedish Chef, and Robin Williams warms my heart. If you like quirky old stuff, we recommend you follow: Smithsonian Libraries @silibraries Smithsonian traveling exhibitions @sitesEXHIBITIONS North Carolina Museum of History @NCmuseumhistory What are your favorite museums on Instagram?
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amhistorymuseum : @jasmynebirch Good recommendation!
amhistorymuseum : @theaterpixie Will do!
atrumb : @amhistorymuseum good to know! I love what y'all do, was just trying to think of other things! Ty!!
amhistorymuseum : Thanks, @ferbfletcherflynn Will do! :)
amhistorymuseum : @danielgross Thanks so much :)
amhistorymuseum : @leighleigh5000 And we always appreciate your comments! Keep it up.
amhistorymuseum : @atrumb What would be awesome is if we COULD put everything on display. But then you'd have to spend the night because there'd be too much to see.
amhistorymuseum : @katerz1 Will do. The work of our conservators is especially cool.
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DC foodies, we have to tell you something: the place to be on Thursday evenings in September is our placid Victory Garden. Among the pink hibiscus, we'll eat garden fresh food, drink frisky gin cocktails, sample local cider, and explore fascinating topics in maritime food history. Local butterflies have voted it their #1 happy hour destination and we think you'll agree. But here's the thing: tickets are going fast. To keep our greens from getting trampled, we've got limited space. Grab tickets for yourself and a friend soon: Click "Events." #foodhistory #foodinthegarden #dc
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studentsofhistory : This sounds amazing and actually worth the drive from Ashburn (which is saying something)! 🍹🍴🍸
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We're ready for the Emmys! Our favorite Emmy winner is Julia Child, who took home a Daytime Emmy in 1996 for "In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs." It was the first of three cooking series filmed in her home kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts. #Emmys #foodhistory
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200 years ago today: DC goes up in flames as the British attack. But wait... what about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? How'd they survive the fires? A few speedy clerks stuffed these important records (plus the military papers of George Washington) into linen bags and fled to Leesburg, Virginia, about 35 miles outside of Washington. These important documents remained locked in a cellar until it was safe to bring them back to the city. Image: "Capture of the City of Washington," August 1814. (National Archives Identifier 531090). #Warof1812 #undaunted1814 #paperwork
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botfly69 : 45 years ago today I was born.
axb84 : @abruptmodulation fyi
yoderama : Wow!
amhistorymuseum : @botfly69 Happy birthday!
botfly69 : Thank You!
tinabean_ : Library geeks always save the day!
amhistorymuseum : @tinabean_ Way to go, library geeks! That was solid.
rareamericana : @amhistorymuseum Coincidence 100 years separates two American wars traditionally often "forgotten" - Ty for the reminder of this one.
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