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Richard Kurin discusses his latest book, "The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects," at this event. Kurin is the Under Secretary for Art, History and Culture at the Smithsonian. He and a team of curators and scholars assembled an exhibition of objects from across the Smithsonian’s museums that offer a new perspective on the history of the United States. With objects ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, each entry pairs fascinating history with the place it now occupies in this nation's memory. Kurin sheds light on objects one thinks one knows, including Lincoln’s hat to Dorothy’s ruby slippers and Julia Child’s kitchen. Other objects are new discoveries for many, but no less evocative of the most poignant and important moments of the American experience.
General Admission: $10