Podcast: Treasures of American History

The 41-year-old National Museum of American History's infrastructure and exhibit spaces need renovation.
The 41-year-old National Museum of American History's infrastructure and exhibit spaces need renovation. (By Eric Long -- Smithsonian Institution)
washingtonpost.com Staff
Friday, June 9, 2006; 12:00 PM

NOTE: The museum is closed for renovations until 2008.

Home to the Star Spangled Banner, Julia Child's kitchen, Thomas Edison's light bulb and the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is truly the nation's attic. washingtonpost.com Museums Producer Julia Beizer recently visited museum Director Brent D. Glass to discuss some of the collection's highlights, which we offer here as an audio tour.

To put the tour on your iPod, follow these instructions:

1. Download americanhistorytour.zip to your computer.
2. Unzip the file, using a program like Winzip or StuffIt Expander. The MP3s will appear in a folder called washingtonpost.com.
3. Drag this folder into your iTunes music library.
4. Create a playlist, and transfer the files onto your iPod.


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