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Spotlight on Political Memorabilia

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Your handmade hat might be just what these Smithsonian curators are after!

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For curators at the National Museum of American History, the conventions of 2008 and all the conventions that went before are brought to life through the memorabilia and artifacts they've gathered for the museum's permanent collection. Come see what it's like to decide what becomes political Americana.

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