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Slide 0: A Fool's Errand
A Fool's Errand
$29.95
* INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE SIGNED BOOKPLATE BY SMITHSONIAN SECRETARY LONNIE BUNCH *

A Fool's Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump is founding Director Lonnie Bunch's deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling read.

In A Fool's Errand, founding director Lonnie Bunch tells his story of bringing his clear vision and leadership to bear to realize this shared dream of many generations of Americans. His memoir underscores his determination to create a museum that treats the black experience as an essential component of every American's identity.

This inside account of how Bunch planned, managed, and executed the museum's mission informs and inspires not only readers working in museums, cultural institutions, and activist groups, but also those in the nonprofit and business worlds who wish to understand how to succeed—and do it spectacularly—in the face of major political, structural, and financial challenges.
 
Slide 1: Smithsonian American Women
Smithsonian American Women
$40.00
Smithsonian American Women is an inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can.
 
Slide 2: Enamel Turtle Pin
Enamel Turtle Pin
$48.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

With an enameled carapace and glittering extremities, this glam Enamel Turtle Pin is a Ciner-crafted masterpiece. Cast metal. Made in China.
 
Slide 3: Blue and White Chrysanthemum Jar
Blue and White Chrysanthemum Jar
$35.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Epitomizing the enduring appeal of chinoiserie porcelains, this beautiful Blue and White Chrysanthemum Jar is a functional work of art and makes an elegant statement. Made in China.
 
Slide 4: Blue and White Porcelain Bead Dangle Earrings
Blue and White Porcelain Bead Dangle Earrings
$35.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Authentic Chinese blue and white beads—molded in porcelain, hand painted, glazed, and fired—grace these exquisite Blue and White Porcelain Bead Dangle Earrings. Beads of deep cobalt blue glass and silver-plated metal offer elegant contrasts. Silver-plated earwires and findings. Designed and assembled in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 5: Cloisonné Handmade Goldfish Ornament
Cloisonné Handmade Goldfish Ornament
$38.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Enameled over copper in the centuries-old cloisonné tradition, this adorable goldfish ornament with filigree fan tail is made entirely by hand. Adorning a window, a tree, or a garden, this finned beauty is finished with gold-plated accents. Gift boxed. Ribbon not included. Made in China.
 
Slide 6: Cloisonné Dragonfly Handmade Ornament
Cloisonné Dragonfly Handmade Ornament
$35.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Richly enameled over copper in the centuries-old cloisonné tradition, this opulent dragonfly ornament is made entirely by hand and intricately finished on all sides. Adorning a window, a tree, or a garden, this exquisite dragonfly features gold-plated accents. Gift boxed. Ribbon not included. Made in China.
 
Slide 7: Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
$29.95
Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation features thousands of full-color photographs along with easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts telling the story of aviation—from Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767.
 
Slide 8: Cloisonné Handmade Butterfly Ornament
Cloisonné Handmade Butterfly Ornament
$35.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Richly enameled over copper in the centuries-old cloisonné tradition, the magnificent markings of this handmade butterfly ornament adorn both sides. Decorating a window, a tree, or a garden, this exquisite butterfly features gold-plated accents. Gift boxed. Ribbon not included. Made in China.
 
Slide 9: Glass Pearl Hair Sticks
Glass Pearl Hair Sticks
$45.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Secure updos, buns, and braids with these elegant tapered wood Glass Pearl Hair Sticks. Crowned with glass pearls set in gold-plated cups. Sustainably harvested Maine hardwood. Organdy gift pouch. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 10: Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants
Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants
$50.00
Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants is sumptuously photographed and illustrated. This gorgeous page-turner makes a joy of botany with its clear and fascinating explanations on such varied topics—including photosynthesis, seed growth, and the ability of flowers to manipulate nearby creatures. Who knew? Botanical patterns often graced the robes of Qing dynasty empresses.
 
Slide 11: Black Dash Tea Light/Taper Candleholder
Black Dash Tea Light/Taper Candleholder
$32.00
Hand-carved from soapstone by Kenyan artisans, this double-ended candleholder accommodates a tealight in one end or a taper in the other. This Black Dash Tea Light/Taper Candleholder has a striking dyed and etched design. Made in Kenya. Each will vary slightly.
 
Slide 12: 5 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture
5 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture
$30.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Symbolizing strength, dignity, patience, wisdom, and happiness, this is a soulful pachyderm. Each 5 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture is hand-carved by Zimbabwean artisans from locally sourced serpentine stone. Colors—black, brown, green or variegated—and sizes may vary some.
 
Slide 13: 7 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture
7 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture
$40.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Symbolizing strength, dignity, patience, wisdom, and happiness, this is a soulful pachyderm. Each 7 Inch One-of-a-Kind Abstract Elephant Sculpture is hand-carved by Zimbabwean artisans from locally sourced serpentine stone. Colors—black, brown, green or variegated—and sizes may vary some.
 
Slide 14: 12-Inch Plush Panda Cub and If I Were A Panda Board Book
12-Inch Plush Panda Cub and If I Were A Panda Board Book
$45.00
With his silky soft black and white fur, this bashful plush panda is perfect for nestling, especially while reading If I Were a Panda, a wandering discovery of a panda's world. Made in China.
 
Slide 15: 10-Inch Plush Orangutan Baby and Wild Baby Board Book
10-Inch Plush Orangutan Baby and Wild Baby Board Book
$40.00
This 10-Inch Plush Orangutan Baby and Wild Baby Board Book features a lovable baby orangutan with poseable arms which is the perfect pal for reading Wild Baby, the story of a curious young ape dashing through the jungle while chased by his worried mama. Made in Indonesia.
 
Slide 16: 13-Inch Plush Tiger Cub and Little Tiger Book
13-Inch Plush Tiger Cub and Little Tiger Book
$40.00
Cuddly soft, this adorable plush tiger cub is perfect for snuggling, especially while reading Little Tiger, the story of a tiger cub's jungle adventure with mama by his side. Made in Indonesia.
 
Slide 17: Hirshhorn 20-Ounce Collapsible Water Bottle
Hirshhorn 20-Ounce Collapsible Water Bottle
$28.00
Stylish. Durable. Lightweight. Convenient. The patented spiral design collapses the bottle to half its size. Twist-on stainless steel lid is etched with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden logo. This Hirshhorn 20-Ounce Collapsible Water Bottle has a wide mouth for ice cubes. 100% food-grade silicone. Leakproof. Shockproof. Dishwasher safe. Taste- and odor-free. BPA- and plastic-free. FDA/LFGB approved. Made in China.

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Slide 18: New Age Gemstone Power Bracelets
New Age Gemstone Power Bracelets
$45.00
Whether you're in to mystic powers or the power of natural beauty, these semiprecious New Age Gemstone Power Bracelets enhance your sense of wellbeing. From top to bottom, in descending order: obsidian for inner truth; red agate for emotional healing; sodalite for intuition; aventurine for confidence; yellow jade for longevity; and lavender-dyed quartz for enhanced learning. Multiple gems bead the seventh. Made in China. Natural variations will occur.
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Slide 19: Elegance Oval Amethyst Pierced Earrings
Elegance Oval Amethyst Pierced Earrings
$45.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Bold and beautiful, these handmade Elegance Oval Amethyst Pierced Earrings are graced with faceted and bezel-set amethyst ovals. Sterling silver settings and findings. Made in India.
 
Slide 20: Gemstone Bonsai
Gemstone Bonsai
$35.00
Firmly rooted in genuine amethyst, this enchanting Gemstone Bonsai with copper roots, trunk and branches bears gemstones rather than leaves or fruit. Made in China. Natural variations will occur.
 
Slide 21: Jefferson Nickel Cuff Links
Jefferson Nickel Cuff Links
$48.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Personal style currency. The centers of uncirculated Jefferson nickels have been made into cuff links. Stainless steel components. These Jefferson Nickel Cuff Links are handcrafted in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 22: USAF WWII Roundel T-Shirt
USAF WWII Roundel T-Shirt
$38.00
Representing the heritage of the United States Air Force, the shirt's symbol is based on the "Hap" Arnold wings design. 100% pre-shrunk Cotton. This USAF WWII Roundel T-Shirt is made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 23: Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects
Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects
$35.00
Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects features striking photographs, gripping graphics, and engaging stories. Fifty key artifacts from the Smithsonian's archives tell the story of NASA's Apollo missions to the moon.
 
Slide 24: Smithsonian Kids Space Tablet
Smithsonian Kids Space Tablet
$34.99
Encourage a love of science the fun way with this sleek talking Smithsonian Kids Space Tablet with beautiful images and realistic sounds. Touching any of the 21 icons (in Discovery, Quiz, or Exploration mode) or activating one of the 4 games offers multiple learning options, while reinforcing independent play and memory and observation skills. Instructions and required 2 AA batteries included. Plastic. Ages 4 and up. Made in China.
 
Slide 25: 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Stamp Collection
50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Stamp Collection
$35.00
This 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Stamp Collection is officially licensed by the Smithsonian. Includes 27 official postage stamps issued from the Cook Islands and the Kingdom of Tonga, a six-page, 35" wide (unfolded) educational presentation folder, and a July 1969 USPS stamp depicting Commander Neil Armstrong planting the U.S. flag on the moon. Made in the USA.
 
Slide 26: Solid Wood Chinese Checkers Set
Solid Wood Chinese Checkers Set
$35.00
Kids 9 to 109 will have a blast strategically moving and jumping glass marbles on the finely crafted Malaysian oak board of this Solid Wood Chinese Checkers Set. Invented by a Harvard Medical School surgeon, this classic game includes a drawstring cloth marbles storage bag. 2 to 6 players. Ages 9 and up. Made in China.
 
Slide 27: My Dino Adventure Playset
My Dino Adventure Playset
$30.00
Huggable dino fun, little ones will love toting this GUND 5 piece My Dino Adventure Playset. Touch-and-close volcano carrying case comes with a crinkly tree, a dino egg rattle, and two plush dinos who squeak and roar! Polyester/Plastic/Foam. Made in China.
 
Slide 28: Mighty Dinosaurs Big Box of Games
Mighty Dinosaurs Big Box of Games
$30.00
Mighty Dinosaurs Big Box of Games features four dino-fun games in one. Each big box comes with a 24-tile dino memory game, a 28-piece dino dominoes set, a dino spinner game with dino game board, and a 4-card dino bingo game with 64 dino tokens. Made in China.
 
Slide 29: Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes
Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes
$39.95
Now you can view at wondrous leisure with Visions of Lost Worlds: The Paleoart of Jay Matternes treasured murals that for half a century adorned the fossil halls of our National Museum of Natural History. Painstakingly researched and intricately detailed, the 56-million-year mammal evolution murals and Mesozoic Era dinosaur dioramas by renowned paleoartist Jay Matternes are revelatory works of art.
 
Slide 30: Adult Dino Heads-and-Tails T-Shirt
Adult Dino Heads-and-Tails T-Shirt
$28.00
Get your roar on with this Adult Dino Heads-and-Tails T-Shirt! Realistic artwork by wildlife artist Tim Pinkston depicts a stegosaurus, a tyrannosaurus, and a triceratops—coming AT you on the front and going AWAY from you on the back. Screen-printed. 100% Cotton. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 31: National Museum of African American History and Culture 22 oz. Logo Tumbler
National Museum of African American History and Culture 22 oz. Logo Tumbler
$34.00
At home or on the go, this insulated National Museum of African American History and Culture Logo Tumbler is designed to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold with minimal condensation. Functional graphic art at its most useful and appealing, this travel tumbler with turn-tab lid celebrates the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture by artistically displaying the Museum's logo (NMAAHC) between its double walls. Tritan™ copolyester. Freezer, microwave, and top rack dishwasher safe. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 32: Bashful Stegosaurus Plush and Dinosaurs Are Cool
Bashful Stegosaurus Plush and Dinosaurs Are Cool
$45.00
Despite his "scales" this wonderfully soft and shy Stegosaurus Plush likes to practice his "roar" while stomping around to make his squishy spines wobble. Even more, this bashful stegosaurus loves to snuggle—especially when reading Dinosaurs Are Cool. Richly illustrated and written in funny rhymes, Dinosaurs Are Cool lets little ones see just how naughty dinos can be, while discovering why dinosaurs became extinct. Set includes polyester dinosaur and hardcover book. Made in China.
 
Slide 33: Miao Silver Flower Cuffs
Miao Silver Flower Cuffs
$30.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

The Miao people of China and southeast Asia are known for their handmade jewelry—like these narrow Miao Silver Flower Cuffs with gracefully incised floral motifs. Fashioned from Miao silver (white copper and silver). Made in China.
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Slide 34: Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets
Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets
$30.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Adorn your refrigerator (or any metal surface) with this fanciful quartet of hand-enameled Cloisonné Butterfly Magnets—each uniquely shaped and individually patterned. Butterflies are symbols of joy in Chinese culture. Set of 4. Made in China.
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Slide 35: Gemstone Power Bracelets
Gemstone Power Bracelets
$45.00
Power to the People. A Gemstone Power Bracelet for every need. According to ancient belief, gemstones worn against the skin impart special benefits. Six of these 7mm-bead Gemstone Power Bracelets are respectively strung with these semiprecious stones—hematite for healing, aventurine for confidence, amethyst for relaxation, rose quartz for compassion, tiger’s-eye for mental focus, reconstituted turquoise to cleanse energy centers. Multiple stones bead the seventh Gemstone Power Bracelet. Presented in a velvet pouch. Stretch-style bracelets are 6.5". Set of 7 includes one of each gemstone composition. Made in China. Natural variations ensure each Gemstone Power Bracelet will be one of a kind.
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Slide 36: Smithsonian Black Mineral Globe Paperweight
Smithsonian Black Mineral Globe Paperweight
$50.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Hand cut and hand polished, this mesmerizing Smithsonian Black Mineral Globe Paperweight maps the countries of the world with inlays of two kinds of green jade, lilac lepidolite, red stone, marble, and abalone. Made in China.
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Slide 37: Smithsonian Blue Mineral Globe Paperweight
Smithsonian Blue Mineral Globe Paperweight
$50.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Hand cut and hand polished, this mesmerizing Smithsonian Blue Mineral Globe Paperweight maps the countries of the world with inlays of two kinds of green jade, lilac lepidolite, red stone, marble, and abalone. Made in China.
 
Slide 38: Smithsonian White Mineral Globe Paperweight
Smithsonian White Mineral Globe Paperweight
$50.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Hand cut and hand polished, this mesmerizing Smithsonian White Mineral Globe Paperweight maps the countries of the world with inlays of two kinds of green jade, lilac lepidolite, red stone, marble, and abalone. Made in China.
 
Slide 39: Trio of Elegant Hair Sticks
Trio of Elegant Hair Sticks
$35.00
These chic Trio of Elegant Hair Sticks—each with a different elegantly shaped end—secure updos, buns, braids and more. Acetate fiber. Made in China.
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Slide 40: Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
$29.95
Since the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, its Sweet Home Café has become a destination in its own right. Showcasing African American contributions to American cuisine, the café offers favorite dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, adding modern flavors and contemporary twists on classics. Now both readers and home cooks can partake of the café's bounty: drawing upon traditions of family and fellowship strengthened by shared meals. Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking celebrates African American cooking through recipes served by the café itself and dishes inspired by foods from African American culture.

With 109 recipes, the sumptuous Sweet Home Café Cookbook takes readers on a deliciously unique journey. Presented here are the salads, sides, soups, snacks, sauces, main dishes, breads, and sweets that emerged in America as African, Caribbean, and European influences blended together. Featured recipes include Pea Tendril Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hoppin' John, Sénégalaise Peanut Soup, Maryland Crab Cakes, Jamaican Grilled Jerk Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Pan Roasted Rainbow Trout, Hickory Smoked Pork Shoulder, Chow Chow, Banana Pudding, Chocolate Chess Pie, and many others. More than a collection of inviting recipes, this book illustrates the pivotal—and often overlooked—role that African Americans have played in creating and re-creating American foodways. Offering a deliciously new perspective on African American food and culinary culture, Sweet Home Café Cookbook is an absolute must-have.