Dr. Susan Holly, Senior Historian, Office of the Historian, and Marcee Craighill, Curator of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State, explored the Diplomatic Reception Rooms’ historic collection via an on-line conference “Diplomacy in Action” on February 12, 2014. The collection, valued at more than $100 million, is one of the foremost collections of Americana in the world, and is used by the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State to further American diplomacy. Learn more at the Smithsonian's Diplmacy in Action page or by using the materials below.

-Diplomacy in Action Flyer
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-Overview of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms
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-Press Release
-Sneak Peek of DRR Objects
-U.S. / China Diplomacy Quest ("Hong Bowl" Quest)
[This is a mobile copy of "Diplomacy in Action"]