Richard Kurin http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Objects With St. Louis Ties Featured In New ‘Smithsonian’s History of America’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/objects-st-louis-ties-featured-new-smithsonian-s-history-america <p>A new book, <em>The</em> <em>Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects</em> tells the history of the country in a unique and fascinating way. &nbsp;The book is filled with enlightening back stories and photographs.</p><p>Author and cultural anthropologist Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, said the project was a culmination of a broad effort.&nbsp; “Not easily,” Kurin said about picking 101 objects out of the Smithsonian Institution’s 137 million objects.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Alex Heuer 31797 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Objects With St. Louis Ties Featured In New ‘Smithsonian’s History of America’