National Museum of American History

In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President of the United States of America in the cabin of the presidential plane as Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy stands at his side in Dallas, Tex. (AP Photo/White House, Cecil Stoughton, File)

Historic items from JFK assassination on display

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Many items that make up the searing images from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — from the ill-fated presidential limousine, to the grave site eternal flame, to the historic […]

11/08/2013

Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Shutdown impact: Tourists, homebuyers hit quickly

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the government “shuts down” next Tuesday, your mail will still come. Doctors will see Medicare patients. NASA will keep talking to the astronauts circling Earth on the Space Station. In fact, […]

09/27/2013

A Miss Piggy "muppet", center, is joined by, from left, Fozzie Bear, Scooter, and Rowlf, during a ceremony to donate additional Jim Henson objects to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Miss Piggy is finally joining Kermit the Frog in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s daughter, Cheryl Henson, is donating 20 more puppets and props to the National Museum of American History.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Miss Piggy joins Kermit in Smithsonian collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s family, […]

09/24/2013

Actress Susan Lucci (AP Photo)

Lucci, Trebek donate TV objects to Smithsonian

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution is adding relics from soap operas and game shows to its national entertainment collection to tell the story of daytime television. On Thursday, actress Susan Lucci from TV’s […]

05/09/2013

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