National Museum of American History announces Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes and Curios

. May 31, 2013

National Museum of American History presents Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes and Curios an exhibition beginning Aug. 9.

The display will feature a selection of diminutive and personal objects that Americans have taken, made and saved as historical mementos from the Early Republic up to the present day.

Many of the postcards, structural fragments such as a brick from George Washington’s childhood home, consumer goods, locks of hair and other keepsakes on display are part of the earliest Smithsonian collections now in the museum’s Division of Political History. Highlights include a fragment of Plymouth Rock, presidential hair, wood from George Washington’s coffin and pieces from Joan of Arc’s dungeon, the Bastille and the Berlin Wall.

For more information, visit http://americanhistory.si.edu.

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