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2014-05-06 16:26:21

Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight Support Celebration of Flag's 200th Anniversary WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the Star-Spangled Banner's bicentennial. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Warren Haynes, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the coast-to-coast celebration. "Raise it Up! Anthem for America" on...

2014-02-05 08:27:45

National Museum of American History Hosts Day of Remembrance Event WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Museum of American History will host an unveiling ceremony marking the return of the Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal to Washington, D.C., after its seven-city national tour in 2013. The ceremony, held to commemorate the Day of Remembrance, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. on the third floor in the east wing of the museum. Following...

2014-01-23 12:26:45

New Display Tells One Holocaust Survivor's Story through Personal Possessions WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will open a new exhibition, "Camilla's Purse," Jan. 24 in the Albert Small Documents Gallery. The exhibition examines the life of Holocaust survivor, Camilla Gottlieb, through a display of letters, official documents and personal possessions. The records, collected and secured by Gottlieb in a black...

2014-01-08 08:25:07

2014 Also Marks National Museum of American History's 50th Anniversary and Centennial of Its First Ladies Exhibition WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will commemorate several major milestones in 2014: the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the country's most famous flag, and the moment when it signified the survival of the young nation in 1814; the centennial of the First Ladies exhibition at the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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