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Installing Kermit the Frog Puppet at LA Convention Center, by Talman, Hugh, 1996, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 96-702-19 or 96-702.19.

February 9, 1996

The America's Smithsonian exhibition opens at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It is the first stop on national tour of the exhibition celebrating the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary.More

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