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    Just 10 days from opening, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is still a construction zone. NPR takes a look at some of the exhibits and hear from the director and curators.

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  2. Ruth Bonner, Woman Who Helped Open Smithsonian African-American Museum, Dies : NPR

    Ruth Bonner died last week. She was a witness to some large changes in American history, and she was called upon to ring the opening bell at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

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  3. For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle : Parallels : NPR

    A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian highlights the engineering prowess of the Inca, whose great road once spanned mountains, deserts and forests in 6 South American countries.

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  4. How An Architect Used Striking Design To Capture New Smithsonian’s Meaning : NPR

    As the Smithsonian prepares to open its National Museum of African American History and Culture in a couple weeks, NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with the museum’s architect, David Adjaye.

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  5. National Museum Of African-American History And Culture Features Mae Reeves’ Hats : Code Switch : NPR

    Mae Reeves was one of the first African-American business owners in Philadelphia, where she designed hats for Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Marian Anderson.

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  6. Power Of Place Exhibit: Indiana’s Last Remaining Black Settlement : NPR

    Lyles Station has been a black-owned farming community since the 1800s. A small number still farm, and their story is told at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

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  7. Irish in Australia

    Dr Richard Reid, National Museum of Australia and Brendon Kelson

    Historical Interpretation series, 15 March 2009

    Researcher, author and Irishman Richard Reid and photographer Brendon Kelson examine the role of the Irish in Australia, to be featured in a forthcoming National Museum book, The Scattered Children of St Patrick.

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