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Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution is often referred to as "the Nation's Attic," with exhibits ranging from a 3.5 billion year-old fossil to the ruby slippers actress Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz.

National Archives

The National Archives is the equivalent of the country's filing cabinet.

A. Philip Randolph

In 1963, A. Philip Randolph came to Washington to organize the largest Civil Rights demonstration of its time, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Eleanor Roosevelt

When Eleanor Roosevelt came to the White House in 1933, she broke precedent by holding press conferences, traveling to all parts of the country, giving lectures, and expressing her opinions candidly in a daily syndicated newspaper column, "My Day."

Wilson House

The Woodrow Wilson House is preserved exactly as it was when Wilson lived there. Tours of the home include special exhibits and videos, which use historical footage.

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