DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Many Voices, One Nation:
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SIAVOI_160831_01.JPG: Columbia Figure
This figure decorated the pilothouse of the Hudson River side-wheel steamboat Mary Powell.
Columbia was widely recognized as the female personification of the United States. For some, she symbolized the search for balance between unity and pluralism. By 1920 the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor had replaced Columbia as the symbol of America, welcoming waves of immigrants to new lives in a new homeland.
SIAVOI_160831_06.JPG: Many Voices, One Nation
Opening July 2017
To explore 500 years of cultural identify [sic] through the lens of immigration and migration, the Museum is planning Many Voices, One Nation -- a new exhibition on this floor.
The people of North America came from many cultures and spoke different languages long before the founding of the United States, even before European contact. Since its founding, the nation has become ever more diverse, and the people within its borders have continually negotiated what it means to be American.
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Description of Subject Matter: Many Voices, One Nation
Opens Summer 2017 – Permanent
At the heart of this nation lies a great search for balance between unity and pluralism. Many Voices, One Nation presents the five-hundred-year journey of how many distinct peoples and cultures met, mingled, and created the culture of the United States. Migrations brought new peoples, new languages, new religions, new ideas, and new technological innovations into the American experience. The result was a dynamic society embodied in cultural and technological innovations. As the people (populus) change, the one (unum) also changes to incorporate the newest members of the nation, including those just arrived and those just born. From its earliest beginnings to the 21st century, this exhibition maps the cultural geography of those unique and complex stories that animate the Latin emblem on the Great Seal and our national ideal: E pluribus unum; Out of many, one.
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2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.
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