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Smithsonian brings presentation of 101 pieces of Americana to Pierre

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Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:04 am

Kermit the Frog, the Hope Diamond, a World War I gas mask and Julia Child’s kitchen.

Those are just four items of Americana that Richard Kurin has chosen to represent the history and culture of the United States. The idea is that the material culture of America through the decades can furnish the object lessons for understanding the trends and events that helped shape the country over time.

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