Richard Kurin

Cityscape
1:00 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

Objects With St. Louis Ties Featured In New ‘Smithsonian’s History of America’

St. Louis native Chuck Berry
(Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

A new book, The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects tells the history of the country in a unique and fascinating way.  The book is filled with enlightening back stories and photographs.

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.  “Not easily,” Kurin said about picking 101 objects out of the Smithsonian Institution’s 137 million objects.

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