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Happy #ComicBookDay! This one tells the story of baseball star Jackie Robinson:

Happy #AskACurator Day. Here's who will answer your questions beginning at 10 EDT:

A view of Alexander Calder's "Gwenfritz" sculpture will be a fresh new feature of our first floor. #hardhathistory

Thursday night is our first #foodinthegarden, featuring cocktails and history in our garden:

In 1886, bison lived behind Castle. On Saturday, see bison Wilma & Zora back at ! #Bison125

"Through the perilous..." tweets? See #Warof1812 hashtag & for "breaking" battle news from 1814.

Our #SIshowdown contestant, the Star-Spangled Banner, in the : Go #voteflag!

Thank you for joining us! #agheritage

Like our new star-spangled look? It's part of our #raiseitup celebration to sing the anthem on Flag Day. It's 200!

Why thanks! Part of our #raiseitup celebration to sing the anthem on Flag Day.

Those #dcemancipationday fireworks mentioned in last tweet, not far from the museum.

Jim D. of explores the phrase "back to the salt mines" as part of #saltyhistory conference.

Your own Brett M. shares #saltyhistory at today's faux conference.

"Part detective, part storytellers" - Curator Yeingst's description of a curator's job. #docsocial

Our #docsocial tweeters about to tour "Camilla's Purse" exhibition. They're sharing their migration stories.

Dr. Kiehl: parents think more is better--see EVERYTHING in museum. For kids, that's too much. Pick 1-2. #sisocial

Dr. Kiehl of says to encourage kids in "careful looking." #sisocial

Our #newUScitizen group, too!

Recent responses from visitors...

Our #souvenirnation tour is just getting started. Follow the hashtag for weird artifacts.

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