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$158.4M facelift gives American History Museum new outlook

At age 50, the National Museum of American History is getting a $158.4 million facelift to its west wing, which will add new exhibit space and more interactive elements.

Tags: National Museum of American History , Smithsonian Institution , renovations , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:05pm EDT

About Federal News Radio

A brief history of Federal News Radio and

Tags: Federal News Radio , about us

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 02:36pm EDT

From ruby slippers to first ladies' gowns, American History Museum celebrates major milestone

2014 marks 50 years since the Smithsonian Institution opened the doors on its National Museum of American History. Federal News Radio explores the museum's beginnings through pictures and stories with the people who were there then and now.

Tags: Smithsonian Institution , National Museum of American History , Art Molella , technology , Michael OConnell

Friday - 04/18/2014, 04:00am EDT

Budget battle: What would Lincoln do?

Harold Holzer, vice president for External Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, explains how President Lincoln might address the current budget troubles facing the federal government.

Tags: Harold Holzer , Metropolitan Museum of Art , Abraham Lincoln , budget , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 02/25/2011, 02:52pm EST

Causey recalls when the Beatles made history

On February 11, 1964 the Beatles performed their first American concert in Washington, D.C. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey was there and shares some memories with us.

Tags: Mike Causey , Beatles , Washington D.C. ,

Friday - 02/11/2011, 10:50am EST

Historical photos show a very different Washington, D.C.

The D.C. area wasn't always freeways, monuments and big office buildings, and some recently discovered photographs show what commuting was like three generations ago.

Tags: District Department of Transportation , Flickr , traffic , street car , Dupont Circle

Sunday - 07/25/2010, 01:54pm EDT