Stories From the Vaults 2007 | TV Show Watchlist
A tour of Smithsonian artifacts that are stored in vaults and private rooms.
Premiered: September 3, 2007
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Tom takes on the bad guys, and digs up some pretty incriminating evidence from the Smithsonian vaults. Tom's investigation unearths photographic evidence from the Crime of the Century, new details on America's first "Lone Gunman:" John Wilkes Booth, and creepy facts about everyone's favorite natural villain, the snake.
Join Tom as he goes behind the scenes and under the covers of the Smithsonian to find evidence of romance and, yes, sex within the Institution’s family-friendly confines. The topic may not be featured in major museum exhibitions, but the vaults and labs here feature fascinating stories about “the birds and the bees.”
Tom joins the Smithsonian on a mission of "extreme conservation," to protect the best aspects of our world for future generations. See the amazing amount of work that goes into saving animals from the brink of extinction, preserving a provocative work of art or reviving a genre of music.
Join host Tom Cavanagh for a trip in fast forward, as we explore some of the ways that science imitates ESP. Travel to New York's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for a look at the ways that the design of products we use every day is changing how we imagine tomorrow. Then head down to Panama City for a sneak peek at the museum of the future, the Frank Gehry-designed Museum of Biodiversity, which aims to turn the myriad ways that climate change is affecting the world's plant, animal, and human life into a living experience. Now that's forward thinking!
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- Premiered: September 3, 2007
- Rating: TV-G
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- Premise: A tour of Smithsonian artifacts that are stored in vaults and private rooms. (more)