Smithsonian Artifacts

What They Teach us about American History Note: 2 session-class

  • Starts Sep 19
  • 30 US dollars
  • Online: Zoom link will be sent via email.

Available spots

Service Description

Art and artifacts bring history to life and help us learn about ourselves and our world. For those who can't make it to Washington, D.C., this class will bring a bit of the Smithsonian to you. The Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum, with over 150 million specimens, is made up of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Its artifacts represent America's rich heritage, culture, and art. Learn "the story behind the story" of such artifacts as the Star-Spangled Banner, Lincoln’s top hat, the Wright Brothers' Flyer, the Hope Diamond, the first Apple Computer, the Cotton Gin, the Kodak Camera, Martha, the last carrier pigeon, and the portraits of the presidents. Natalie Conklin retired from teaching after 30 years, most spent at Eastridge Elementary. She has enjoyed taking and facilitating classes at OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute through D.U. This class combines her passion for the arts and history and for the Smithsonian.

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Contact Details


4700 S Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, USA