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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Clearing Up Smithsonian Myths

DC's Smithsonian museums (there are 17 of them here in the city) are among America's most visited and treasured places. But the Smithsonian also publishes a series of some of the most interesting, fact-filled blogs appearing anywhere on the internet. Each Sunday, The Prices Do DC re-posts an entry either about the Smithsonian or that 1st appeared in 1 of the institution's blogs. Hope you enjoy and maybe we'll see you soon at the Smithsonian.

The Smithsonian Institution has been a part of the American landscape since 1846.

Yet perhaps because of the breadth and eclecticism of its collections, people still aren’t sure exactly what the Institution does or know much about the objects it contains. Ever since its inception, the Smithsonian has been the subject of wild rumors about the Hope Diamond, Noah’s Ark and more

With that in mind, we would like to take this opportunity to clear up a few lingering misconceptions.

To continue reading this post, which 1st appeared in Smithsonian.Org, click here.

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