Ever wonder what's hiding behind the scenes of America's most renowned museum complex? Find out as host Tom Cavanagh ("Ed") takes you on an entertaining insider's tour of the private rooms, high-tech vaults, and cutting edge labs of the Smithsonian Institution, revealing some of the amazing artifacts and rarely seen treasures that visitors can't see. Follow along as Tom uncovers the history of each object-its origins, how it's being preserved and studied, and what it might tell us.
Season 2, Episode 7
Join Host Tom Cavanagh as he takes on the bad guys and digs up some pretty incriminating evidence from the Smithsonian vaults. The Smithsonian is sometimes mistaken for a "Hall of Fame," a pantheon for heroic characters and noble accomplishments. But the historians and researchers here study everyone: heroes and villains, the famous and the infamous. 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.
Season 2, Episode 6
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.”
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