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Mon, December 5 2016

Exploring the History of our Chinese Kite Collection

In 1876, after the dust from the United States’ first World’s Fair and Centennial Exposition settled on the grounds of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, the Smithsonian Institution’s collections expanded exponentially. Sixty boxcars filled with art, mechanical inventions, and other materials from many of the 37 countries who participated in the Exposition pulled into Washington, DC as gifts for a brand new museum.

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Original loan photograph
Mon, January 12 2015

Paul Garber’s Target Kites

Paul Garber (1899-1992) is a legend around the National Air and Space Museum, and rightly so.

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Paul E. Garber
Thu, April 26 2012

How Kites Fly

Recently the National Air and Space Museum hosted Kites of Asia Family Day. 

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How Kites Fly

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