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Exploring the National Museum of American History: An On-Line Treasure Hunt


  1. The Star Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem, is currently being restored at the museum. (The Star Spangled Banner)
  2. A 1918 Oldsmobile cost $ 1,185. (Timeline: 1918)
  3. Historians study the lives of people who lived in the past by looking at the objects and documents they left behind. (Not Just for Kids: Hands On History Room)
  4. Thomas Edison had three children. (Virtual Exhibitions: Edison After 40)
  5. Hans J.R.M. Hansen invented the typewriter in 1865. (What Is It?)
  6. Duke Ellington, the son of a White House butler, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. (Duke Ellington Centennial Celebration)
  7. The National Museum of American History Music Room features the "Ole Bull" violin. (The Music Room)
  8. The Apple 1 Computer is already considered a "fossil." (Timeline: 1976)
  9. The Rising Sun Quilt contains 648 diamond-shaped pieces of printed cotton. (Not Just For Kids: American History by the Letter: Q)
  10. The Olomana was the locomotive that hauled railcars of sugar cane from the fields to a sugar mill on the island of Oahu. (What's New? The Great Locomotive Switch)

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