America: land of liberty, opportunity, and some Seriously Amazing Objects, many of which are on display or in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution. Join us as we whisk unsuspecting museum visitors inside the vaults to get up close and personal with some of history's great treasures. From the Spirit of St. Louis to the Model T, and from Edison's light bulb to Seinfeld's "puffy shirt," this series celebrates our nation's explorers, trailblazers, and megastars, sharing their stories through unforgettable objects. (Source: Smithsonian Channel)
Our world exists because of tools, from stone choppers used nearly two million years ago to the smart phones we depend on today. Join us as we celebrate the remarkable, and sometimes peculiar, history of these objects, many of which are on display or in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution. We'll peer into high-tech telescopes, examine an Alaskan beluga whale gutskin parka, learn the inspiration for the flexible drinking straw and more. And we'll bring some lucky museum-goers along for the ride!
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