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  • Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:00:00    Permalink
    The Founding of the Smithsonian Institution: Increasing & Diffusing Knowledge

    Imagine you wake up one morning and discover that a mysterious benefactor left you a small fortune, stipulating that the funds be used to help others. How would you spend it? Now imagine that you have to make that decision with 293 other people without splitting the money. This is the task that the 24th Congress of the United States faced when it created the Smithsonian Institution

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