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Slide 0: You Never Forget Your First
You Never Forget Your First
$17.00
You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington takes a closer look at America's first president and finds he is not quite the man we remember. With irresistible style and warm humor, You Never Forget Your First combines rigorous research and lively storytelling that will have readers—including those who thought presidential biographies were just for dads—inhaling every page.
 
Slide 1: Rosie the Riveter Socks - Set of 3
Rosie the Riveter Socks - Set of 3
$28.00
Calling all strong, independent and sock-loving women. These Rosie the Riveter Socks will empower you to get to work. Each colorful pair features the instantly recognizable image of Rosie, the cultural icon from World War II. And with a set of three pairs, you can be sure to stay in step with Rosie.
 
Slide 2: America's National Historic Trails
America's National Historic Trails
$55.00
Karen Berger's America's National Historic Trails: Walking the Trails of History  takes readers from the battlefields of the American Revolution to the trails blazed by the pioneers, lands explored by Lewis and Clark and covered by the Pony Express, to the civil-rights marches of Selma and Montgomery. This is the official book of the country's 19 National Historic Trails that range from 54 miles to more than 5,000 and feature historic and interpretive sites to be explored on foot and sometimes by paddle, sail, bicycle, horse, or by car on backcountry roads. Totaling 37,000 miles through 41 states, our entire national experience comes to life on these trails—from Native American history to the settlement of the colonies, westward expansion, and civil rights—and they are beautifully depicted in this large-format volume.
 
Slide 3: Michelle Obama Bronze-Tone Bust
Michelle Obama Bronze-Tone Bust
$40.00
Celebrate a former first lady with this Michelle Obama Bronze-Tone Bust. This stunning piece is made in the USA and beautifully captures Mrs. Obama's likeness.
 
Slide 4: Garden Goodness Kitchen Set
Garden Goodness Kitchen Set
$38.00
What's cooking? Plenty of charm thanks to this vintage seed packets Garden Goodness Kitchen Set. Bearing a print with old-fashioned seed packs for flowers and veggies, this garden-inspired apron, oven mitt, and pot holder set will have you covered while you're at work in the kitchen.
 
Slide 5: Campfire Stories
Campfire Stories
$21.95
Campfire Stories: Tales from America's National Parks brings together stories by well-known writers such as John Muir, Bill Bryson, and Terry Tempest Williams, as well those from pioneer diaries and family tales passed down through generations of indigenous peoples. Co-editors Dave and Ilyssa Kyu spent six months traveling and researching the stories collected here, and gathered materials from public libraries, historical societies, arts and cultural organizations, museums, research centers and national park archives. The goal was to discover entertaining, diverse, and engaging writings that reflect each park's essence—as well as just fun to share.
 
Slide 6: Smithsonian Makers Workshop
Smithsonian Makers Workshop
$25.00
Smithsonian Makers Workshop: Fascinating History & Essential How-Tos: Gardening, Crafting, Decorating & Food is a uniquely curated collection from the Smithsonian Institution. Perfect for hobbyists interested in the historical context of what they create for their homes, this beautifully illustrated book contains fifty DIY projects—from a uniquely American quilt pattern to on-trend crafts like terrarium making and pickling—that all offer satisfying ways to bring history and culture to life. For those craving more, features provide rare insights from Smithsonian experts on prominent figures, events, and trends. Readers can learn about influential Americans who've had an impact on each realm; look at visual timelines of significant events that pushed development forward; or stay in the present and see how American arts in contemporary life is being redefined, all while enjoying satisfying and unique projects.
 
Slide 7: The New Camp Cookbook
The New Camp Cookbook
$27.00
The New Camp Cookbook: Gourmet Grub for Campers, Road Trippers, and Adventurers is a book for anyone who enjoys cooking outdoors. You'll find guidance, organizational advice and cooking techniques to help plan your meals, pack a cooler, stock a camp pantry and even build a fire and maintain heat in a Dutch oven.
 
Slide 8: The Art of Being a Tourist at Home
The Art of Being a Tourist at Home
$16.99
In The Art of Being a Tourist at Home, Jenny Herbert takes us on a journey through our neighborhood streets and local parks, through museums and libraries, art galleries and bookshops. There's wonder to be found in the theatre and music-making all around us, vibrancy in fresh-food markets, new friends to meet through hobbies and clubs, and so many lifetime learning opportunities to be had—all without the stress involved in planning a holiday. With beautiful illustrations throughout, The Art of Being a Tourist at Home demonstrates that travelling at home offers the greatest potential for us to discover what contributes to our wellbeing and our happiness.
 
Slide 9: The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia
The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia
$16.99
Created with the Smithsonian Institution, The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect one-stop reference guide to teach kids all they need to know about the history of the United States and the remarkable impact our country has had on the rest of the world. From George Washington to Donald Trump, kids can explore America's rich history through the eyes of its Commanders-in-Chief as well as notable First Ladies, famous speeches and major constitutional events.
 
Slide 10: American Flag Pin
American Flag Pin
$55.00
Sparkle, shine, and patriotic pride. This InsigniaGems American flag lapel pin has it all, which is why it's a favorite worn by many politicians and media figures. It is handmade in the USA with genuine stone red jasper, blue agate, and white mother of pearl handset in a silver rhodium setting. A specially designed clutch assures your pin will always fly straight.
 
Slide 11: Button Up America Puzzle
Button Up America Puzzle
$14.99
The Button Up America puzzle pieces together a nostalgic look at political campaign buttons. It's an interesting exploration for history buffs and political buffs alike. 500 ribbon-cut pieces complete a detailed photographic scene.