Smithsonian Preservation

Smithsonian Preservation The Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation was established in 1986 to curate the largest Smithsonian collection - the buildings.

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We are going to start a new photo series called “Where is Smithsonian Preservation?” to highlight our buildings’ significant architectural features and historic fabric, as well as our office site visits. Stay tuned!


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Hope this works! It's a new app link for stories about the Smithsonian Castle - fires, owls, it's all there!


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