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Save-the-Date: Annual Smithsonian Weekend 2013

We are pleased to share with you the dates for the next Annual Smithsonian Weekend. The weekend will be held September 26 ? 28, 2013 and will feature the Annual Smithsonian Legacy Society Luncheon as well as the Annual James Smithson Dinner to be held this year at the National Zoo.
After many years of welcoming you to the Smithsonian and Washington, D.C. in the Spring, we are delighted to have you join us to experience the beauty of the city at the start of the Fall season. More importantly, we hope this special new time of the year will help you better understand that no matter when you visit, the Smithsonian remains vibrant with new discoveries, special programs, and endless learning opportunities. Each and every day, our dedicated scientists, curators, and educators are hard at work delving into the most important questions of our time and sharing the answers with the world.
Although the time of year has changed, the Annual Smithsonian Weekend will continue to introduce you to all of the Smithsonian through special interactions with Smithsonian leaders and fellow members, visits to the newest exhibitions, and opportunities to learn from scholars as they share new insights. These unique experiences are our way to show you the important and lasting impact of your support.
We hope you will join us for the Annual Smithsonian Weekend next September and look forward to seeing you.