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May 2015: Parcels for Posterity

May 18th is International Museum Day! Celebrate by learning the story of America’s preeminent curator (who never even stepped foot on our shores), James Smithson, namesake to the Smithsonian Institution. With your students, determine which artifacts from your lives you deem worthy of commemoration.  View lesson plan >>