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Ripped Apart

With the sudden and curious departure of her last intern, Museum Curator Isabella Wagner needs your help solving a mystery dating back to the Civil War. Could there be ghosts trapped in the basement of the National Museum of American History?

Play Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery to find out!

To begin your journey into the museum's amazing photographic history collection, download Ripped Apart, a new iPad app from the Smithsonian.


Free Webinar: Join Smithsonian and AASL to learn about the app and using it in the classroom.