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  • Space mission spider dies at Smithsonian

    December 5, 2012 9:43 AM

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. astronaut corps has lost another member. Nefertiti, a spider that traveled 42 million miles through space before returning to Earth in October, died after being sent to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The experiment was designed to determine if... more »
  • Smithsonian exhibit on display

    February 6, 2012 9:43 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, "Journey Stories," will be on display at the West Feliciana Parish Historical Society Museum through March 18. The Advocate reports the free exhibit portrays the role mobility and travel have played in U.S. history. The museum, at 11757 Ferdinand St.,... more »
  • Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Comes to an End

    July 9, 2011 2:33 PM

    After two years of planning, and six weeks of being on display, today is the last day for the public to view the traveling Smithsonian exhibit entitled "Journey Stories" in St. Martinville. "Journey Stories" tells the story of the shaping of the United States by an unquenchable desire on the... more »
  • Smithsonian 'Journey' At St. Martin Parish

    June 2, 2011 10:09 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - Quilts from St. Martin Parish are part of an exhibit using photographs, stories and artifacts to tell the tale of immigrants' arrival in the New World. The collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is on display through July 8... more »
  • Henson donates original Kermit to Smithsonian

    August 25, 2010 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The original Kermit the Frog, his body created with an old dull-green coat and his ABOUT THE MAGNITUong balls, has returned home to the nation's capital, where the puppet got his start. The first Kermit creation from Jim Henson's Muppet's collection appeared in 1955 on the early... more »

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