Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: The Nation We Build Together Opening:
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Description of Pictures: Introducing: The Nation We Build Together
This June, we are thrilled to throw open the doors to our newly complete west wing on the museum's second floor. Featuring new signature exhibitions, powerful stories, an interactive space for visitors of all ages, free experiences, hands-on activities, and theater programs, this new floor looks into the context of the country’s founding and its evolution to today.
* U.S. Marine Corps Jazz Trio performance
* 2 West Opening Ceremony
* Conjuto band Los Texmaniacs performance
* LEGO Statue of Liberty Make-and-Take activity
Folks doing the ribbon cutting:
* Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton
* Museum director John Gray
* Nancy Davis, Peter Manseau, Shelley Nickles, Angel Rodriguez, Harry Rubenstein, Megan Smith, and Geraldine Waller.
Ribbon cutting (left to right): Megan Smith, Harry Rubenstein, Geraldine Waller, John Gray (Director, National Museum of American History), Dr. David J. Skorton (Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution), Nancy Davis, Angel Rodriquez, Shelly Nickles and Peter Manseau
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AHNWB1_170628_005.JPG: U.S. Marine Corps Jazz Trio
AHNWB1_170628_061.JPG: Conjuto band Los Texmaniacs
AHNWB1_170628_106.JPG: Harry Rubenstein
AHNWB1_170628_470.JPG: Richard Kurin
AHNWB1_170628_604.JPG: David Skorton
AHNWB1_170628_734.JPG: David, Judy Price
AHNWB1_170628_810.JPG: Ribbon cutting for the new Nation We Build Together section of the National Museum of American History. (left to right): Megan Smith, Harry Rubenstein, Geraldine Waller, John Gray (Director, National Museum of American History), Dr. David J. Skorton (Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution), Nancy Davis, Angel Rodriquez, Shelly Nickles and Peter Manseau
AHNWB2_170628_028.JPG: Conjuto band Los Texmaniacs
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2015_DC_SI_Secretary_151019 Smithsonian Installation of David J. Skorton as 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution @ Arts and Industries Bldg
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