Museum showcases Smithsonian booklet for artifact of the month
February is typically known as a month of romance due in part to Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14.
For this month’s Artifact of the Month, the Sweetwater County Museum is also getting into the romantic mood, but in a different sense. The featured artifact is a booklet titled, “The Romance of the Smithsonian Institution: Vividly Portrayed by Its Scholars in the Smithsonian Scientific Series.” It features the Smithsonian Institution Building, also known as the Castle, on the cover. The book was printed in 1942 as part of an intended series.
While at first glance the title seems to allude t...