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The village of Igiugig performed a traditional Yupik blessing dance following the reburial of 24 ancestors. Avery Lill/KDLG hide caption

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After 87 Years At The Smithsonian, Bones Of Alaska Natives Returned And Reburied

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Lucille Simpson, far right, and her daughter Gwendolyn Norman, both from Detroit, Mich., wait in line to enter the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Cultural on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on May 1. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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A group of men with full glasses proudly pose with their keg of beer in San Francisco, 1895. Underwood Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Story Of Beer Is The Story Of America

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The Apollo 11 capsule in in sore need of restoration, conservation specialists say, if it's to last another 50 years. Even the adhesive that helps holds stuff in place is losing its stickiness, and some objects inside are starting to pop off. Shelby Knowles/NPR hide caption

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Moonwalkers' Apollo 11 Capsule Gets Needed Primping For Its Star Turn On Earth

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A section of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., was closed for several hours Wednesday after a noose was discovered in an exhibition. Joe Sohm /Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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President Barack Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, on Sept. 24, 2016. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Docents on the America InSight tours guide visitors through the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours

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The Smithsonian is raising funds to preserve one of its most popular and iconic exhibits: a pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers. Jaclyn Nash/National Museum of American History hide caption

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A portion of the Smithsonian's collection of memorabilia from the Republican and Democratic national conventions this year. Ashley Westerman/NPR hide caption

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Smithsonian Collects Convention Memorabilia To Tell This Election's Story

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This is what's called a "specimen lot" — a large mason jar holding smaller vials of parasitic worms gathered by a researcher in 1927. The Smithsonian collection has more than 120,000 specimen lots. Kristin Adair/NPR hide caption

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#NPRWormWeek: Worms Are Bottled Up In The Smithsonian's Crawl Space

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The original USS Enterprise model, from the classic Star Trek TV series, has been restored by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and will move to a permanent display in the museum's Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall on June 28. Ashley Westerman for NPR hide caption

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Smithsonian Sets Phasers To Restore On Original Starship Enterprise

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Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945. After more than seven decades, Navy Corpsman John Bradley's name will be replaced in captions with the name of Pvt. 1st Class Harold Schultz. Joe Rosenthal/AP hide caption

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Some of Bill Cosby's accusers were upset that the museum did not initially plan to include a reference to the sexual assault allegations against him. William Thomas Cain/Getty Images hide caption

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The Smithsonian is sharing images of astronaut graffiti aboard the Apollo 11 command module, including this tribute to the spacecraft. Smithsonian Air and Space Museum hide caption

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