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What's For Lunch? Issue Date: 12-16-2012

Cool Spots imageThe New York Public Library pays tribute to the Lunch Hour, exhibitions.nypl.org/lunchhour, the quick meal between 12 and 2 p.m. that originated more than a century ago on the streets of New York. Your tummy may growl as you read about pretzels, pizza and hot dogs in Iconic Foods. Did you know that the first school lunches cost only 3 cents? Try to figure out the difference between a Power Lunch and a Quick Lunch. If you ever visit the NYPL, you might want to see its collection of more than 45,000 menus dating back to 1900.

Visit: exhibitions.nypl.org/lunchhour
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Priceless Artifacts Issue Date: 12-09-2012

Cool Spots imageTake a look at the National Museum of American History's amazing collection of artifacts that tell America's stories, americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/american-stories. In Online Exhibitions you'll see Dorothy's ruby slippers, made famous in the movie "The Wizard of Oz." Can you name the most recognized Muppet? He has been entertaining fans of "Sesame Street" since the late 1960s. Before cellphones, a telephone wouldn't fit in your pocket. Click on 1870-1900: Industrial Development to find a picture of Alexander Graham Bell's Big Box Telephone, which led to a revolution in communication and transformed daily life.

Visit: americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/american-stories
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Famous Battles Issue Date: 11-04-2012

Cool Spots imageThe National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution presents 1812: A Nation Emerges, npg.si.edu/exhibit/1812. Enjoy this art display featuring significant participants and events in our battles with the British. In Causes of War, discover why the war began, and get to know brilliant leaders such as James Madison, architect of the American Constitution. Did you know that a famous pirate played an important part in the war? Meet Jean Laffite, pirate-turned-patriot, in Land. Also, learn which famous painting Dolley Madison saved from a White House fire in Videos.

Visit: npg.si.edu/exhibit/1812
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Water Adventures Issue Date: 10-14-2012

Cool Spots imageThe All-Star River Explorers, urbanext.illinois.edu/rivers, guide you on a learning journey about rivers. Did you know how hardworking the Mississippi River is? River Dollars and Sense demonstrates how a river creates jobs, provides entertainment, waters crops and provides drinking water. If you like adventures, the Explorer's Hall of Fame will entertain you with tales of famous explorers whose expeditions and bravery helped create maps and expand trade. Ooze, Goo & Other Nasty Things shows why it's your job as future explorers to keep our rivers clean!

Visit: urbanext.illinois.edu/rivers
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Gallery of Fashion Issue Date: 09-30-2012

Cool Spots imageColonial Williamsburg Museums highlight three centuries of fashion in an online exhibit called Historic Threads, history.org/history/museums/clothingexhibit. Have you ever wondered what clothes were considered fashionable in the 1700s and 1800s? For instance, men wore stockings with their suits, and shoes were made of wood, silk and cloth. The intricate embroidery in gowns worn for special occasions centuries ago reflects styles seen in wedding gowns today. Can you spot the similarities? Scroll through beautiful photographs and read about the materials used for clothing and accessories of the past.

Visit: history.org/history/museums/clothingexhibit
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