The first appearance of the "battlefield cross" is a matter of conjecture. It might have been during the Civil War, to signify a dead soldier to be gathered and buried during a truce called for that purpose.
The ‘ukulele, or ukulele, as it's spelled in American English ("uke" for short), is one of the first things that many people associate with Hawai‘i because of its presence in photos of hula girls and sailors relaxing on a paradisiacal beach.
Ellen Feingold is the curator of the National Numismatic Collection and The Value of Money. She explains why visitors will enter the gallery through an authentic vault door and what they will find behind it.