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A Scout By Any Other Name

Girl Scout uniform

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

Sketch of the set for the National Museum of History and Technology exhibit "Ten Years of Sesame Street" (1979) painted by Alan Compton, Sesame Street set designer

Culture in the colonial classroom: A failed attempt at assimilation

This printed and hand-drawn birth and baptismal certificate

How do the arts promote social change?

A yellowed page with black text announcing the "Grand Concert in aid of the Russian Jewish Refugees"

Madam C. J. Walker’s philanthropy

Portrait of Madam C. J. Walker, taken in 1915

A story in clay: Sara Galner and the Saturday Evening Girls

A blue vase with art nouveau style flowers around the lip.

The Hagan internship honors a history lover's legacy with a focus on women's history

Bette and Jim Hagan, 1980

Donors support their daughters' favorite museum, help build new learning spaces

Photograph of the museum's exterior

Remembering A. James Clark and a legacy of active learning

Teachers look at historic books