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Join Us for a C-SPAN Journey through U.S. Diplomatic History: C-SPAN may be best known for covering Capitol Hill, but it also covers American history.  In January, it is highlighting U.S. diplomatic history in a two-part program focused on the collection of the United States Diplomacy Center.

While many Americans may know the publicized outcomes of diplomatic negotiations – treaties to end wars or international arms control or trade agreements – many are interested in learning more about the work of the Department of State and other foreign affairs agencies and how the practice of diplomacy impacts their lives. The United States Diplomacy Center will seek to help Americans explore what diplomacy is, who does it on their behalf, and why it matters. Central to these efforts will be exhibits of artifacts related to American diplomacy. In its collection, the Center holds over 7,500 artifacts that bring diplomatic stories to life in interesting and sometimes unusual ways.

In September 2017, C-SPAN filmed highlights from the Center’s collection for its program American Artifacts. We were delighted at the opportunity to showcase the collection in advance of the museum’s opening and reach the network’s national audience. Associate Curator Katie Speckart and Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann researched the diplomatic stories of more than 35 artifacts from the collections to feature on the program.

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Join Us for a C-SPAN Journey through U.S. Diplomatic History: C-SPAN may be best known for covering Capitol Hill, but it also covers American history.  In January, it is highlighting U.S. diplomatic history in a two-part program focused on the collection of the United States Diplomacy Center.While many Americans may know the publicized outcomes of diplomatic negotiations – treaties to end wars or international arms control or trade agreements – many are interested in learning more about the work of the Department of State and other foreign affairs agencies and how the practice of diplomacy impacts their lives. The United States Diplomacy Center will seek to help Americans explore what diplomacy is, who does it on their behalf, and why it matters. Central to these efforts will be exhibits of artifacts related to American diplomacy. In its collection, the Center holds over 7,500 artifacts that bring diplomatic stories to life in interesting and sometimes unusual ways.