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A City of Neighborhoods


Learn about the design process, gain real work experience, collaborate with professional designers, and earn community service hours in A City of Neighborhoods (ACON).  APPLY TODAY!
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Cooper-Hewitt: Scrapbooks and Self Works- Jessica Helfand and Rebecca Johnson Melvin


Combining pictures, words and a wealth of personal ephemera, scrapbook makers preserve on the pages of their books a moment, a day, or a lifetime. Join Jessica Helfand, graphic designer, co-editor of Design Observer, and author of Scrapbooks: An American History, and Rebecca Johnson Melvin, manuscripts librarian and curator of Self Works: Diaries, Scrapbooks, and Other Autobiographical Efforts, for a presentation and conversation about this lively art and its history.
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Cooper-Hewitt: Richard Campanella at City of Neighborhoods 2008


Richard Campanella tracks the physical geography, historical development, and population of New Orleans from colonial times to after Hurricane Katrina.
City of Neighborhoods, 2008, Richard Campanella, geographer, Tulane, New Orleans, history, physical geography, development, population, Hurricane Katrina, civic engagement, Lecture, talk, long, public program

Understanding the American Experience


The final grand challenge posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian is explained by the sentence: “America is an increasingly diverse society that shares a history, ideals, and an indomitable, innovative spirit."
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