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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Today in 1874: Poet Robert Frost is born. At age 86, he recited a poem at JFK's inauguration. #poetry
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surfingheritage : Great piece of history...I remember "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening"
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heyitsdrewski : He lived at 88 Mt. Vernon St. on Beacon Hill in Boston for a couple of years. Always enjoy stopping and looking at his home when I'm passing through. Great post!
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This house was built in the 1760s. It stood at 16 Elm Street in the center of Ipswich, Massachusetts, 30 miles north of Boston. In 1963, the house was carefully taken apart and shipped to the museum, where it's still on view today. Five of the stories of families who lived there are showcased in the "Within These Walls" exhibition. #architectureMW #MuseumWeek ๐Ÿก
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cruisemama98 : I wish I could slow down the video. It's giving me a headache.
jandemommy : Saw this a few years ago - loved it.
jslavet : Ipswich = fried clams!
mrs_reeces_pieces : Can't wait to see this in July!
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bnb1217 : Loved this exhibit! Saw it a few years ago, great job!
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Women in Science Wednesday! Barbara McClintock used this microscope in the 1940s and 1950s to study the genetic elements of maize. This research helped her develop the theory of genetic transposition, the process by which segments of DNA (or "jumping genes") move from one location on a chromosome to another. When Dr. McClintock published her results, she met with skepticism from many fellow geneticists; her groundbreaking research would find practical application only years later. However, in 1983, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for her work. McClintock's life exemplifies how scientific innovation often depends on disinterested research. This portrait of McClintock is in the collection of the Smithsonian Archives. McClintock's story will be featured in "American Enterprise," opening in July. โ€ชโ€ฌ #WomensHistory #WHM #BusinessHistory #Groundbreaker
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kelly_the_red : So glad to hear a story about women studying jumping genes instead of jeans you can jump in.
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rachelkulhavy : @kar.graham they said she was crazy, but really she was just more clever than they were! ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŽฏ
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Today in 1989: The oil tanker Exxon Valdez runs aground in Prince William Sound, off the coast of Alaska. Almost 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the sea, the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The resulting oil slick contaminated 1,300 miles of coastline and killed over 200,000 sea birds and sea mammals. ๐ŸŒŽ
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charzy31 : Nothing personal but I can't like this either.
lorimacsmif : What a powerful image. So much happens and we forget!!
picklechiplos : Gosh darnit, Leo. What did you do this time! #percyjackson
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ginasjewelrybox : This was worse the BP spill? Wow! @amhistorymuseum
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oldslyboots : @briguyvtine seems so far away, yet so close. Saw lots of spill docs during my time in the Great Land
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Art handlers carefully unroll a painting that just arrived. What's it look like? A colorful group portrait of 18 American jazz greats. Guess one of the musicians who's in the painting and we'll send you a prize. Enter here: (clickable link in profile) ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽน #Jazz #MysteryPainting #JazzAppreciation #Art
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amhistorymuseum : @erinclair We'll be sure to share more soon!
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Living in rural Indiana during the Great Depression, Portia Sperry had an idea about how should could support her family and also help her community. The answer: make and sell rag dolls. This is the "Abigail" doll from the 1930s. It wasn't easy, but it worked. One of her dolls will be on display in our #BusinessHistory exhibition, opening in July. Read Portia's story on our blog: (clickable link in profile) #WomensHistory #WHM
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pigcats : @frannersfriend I had an Abigail rag doll when I was little!
frostywindowfibers : Love the old dolls. Hugs to #Abigail!
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jaconsultants : Do you have any Black Dolls like the @mingeimuseum does right now?
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Today is Museum Secrets Day #secretsMW as part of #MuseumWeek. Here's one. There are 20 pets in our doll house! The scale of this 23-room house is one inch to one foot, accommodating the miniatures that Faith Bradford (1880–1970) played with as a girl and collected as an adult. She imagined the dwelling as the turn-of-the century household of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doll, their ten children, two visiting grandparents, five servants, and the family's 20 pets. Check us out on Twitter to discover more secrets (we're amhistorymuseum there, too).
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itschippie : I have always loved this doll house and have seen it in person. Visiting it again is on my bucket list.
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amhistorymuseum : @yorkiemom100 Thanks! We love it, too.
amhistorymuseum : @itschippie It's a classic! Thanks for your kind words. :)
grandmajojo55 : I've been to see this doll house too in DC love itโค๏ธ
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Now on display: The carriage that transported President Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, and their guests to Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. There, they saw a performance of "Our American Cousin." Around 10 p.m. that evening, John Wilkes Booth entered the Presidential Box and assassinated the president. The carriage is on view in conjunction an exhibition at nearby Ford’s Theatre, "Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination," displaying a collection of items that were in the theater or carried by Abraham Lincoln the night of his assassination. #RememberLincoln #POTUS #Barouche ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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A popular anti-suffrage argument claim: entering the supposedly masculine world of politics would take away from women's femininity. This postcard directly refutes that argument by giving examples of other tasks women commonly performed that, while by no means feminine, were not considered to take away from their "womanliness." The National American Woman Suffrage Association began a postcard campaign in 1910, partly to raise awareness of the cause and partly as a fundraiser. #WHM #WomensHistory #Voting ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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debbiekolive : I totally love this. ♥๏ธ @domi_marlow
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This is the all-star baseball team from Gila River, a Japanese American incarceration camp that operated during World War II. "Without baseball, camp life would have been miserable," said George Omachi, a prisoner who later became a scout for Major League Baseball. Leagues formed in seven incarceration camps. Of those camps, four had #baseball teams that were permitted to travel to each other, at the expense of the prisoners. Learn more about baseball in the #WWII camps on our blog: (Clickable link in our profile.)
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seamartin3 : Sadly, a chapter in our history...and Germans weren't incarcerated because...?
hapashawn : @seamartin3 Some Germans and Italians *were* incarcerated during WWII in the U.S.
jodiferx3 : Yes..there was a work camp for Germans in Kansas. They helped farm the fields.
seamartin3 : Thanks!@hapashawn I'll do more reading!
comandantedavid : Note: the camp in Kansas was for German POWs. Bad comparison.
historic_wintersburg : Thank you for sharing this history. Some of the people associated with Historic Wintersburg were confined at Gila River, as well as Poston, Arizona. The Masuda family (congregants at the Wintersburg Mission) were at Gila River and mentioned specifically by President Reagan when he signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Also, Orange County's first Japanese baseball team practiced in a sandlot near the Wintersburg Mission in the early 1900s. Sports helped many cope with confinement. Again, thank you for this post.
amhistorymuseum : @jaygogh Thanks!
amhistorymuseum : @historic_wintersburg Thanks for sharing that! Fascinating.
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