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Trains, UPS, the Bronx turntables, McIntosh computers, the American flag, Motown outfits; I don’t know who was more excited me or C.A.B. The Adventures of C.A.B. visits the American History Museum for the fifth time! There is so much to see; we see something different each time. C.A.B. loves the 1 East wing that is the exhibit dedicated to transportation.  Steam trucks, old fire engines, electric cars, container ships, tractor trailers, and there is even an exhibit dedicated to the Interstate economy from 1956 to 1990. The interstate economy has the different roads, cars, and explores traffic. C.A.B. Could have stayed there for hours. He also loved the Chicago subway car made of metal that you could sit in.

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I enjoyed the other side which featured the Bronx! It told the story of the turntables and even had turntables you could practice on. C.A.B. And I had a DJ battle.  Also on this side featured Silicone Valley; the McIntosh computer which was my first computer that I still have at my parents house. C.A.B. said  how do you work this? He has no clue how much work it used to take to make a blip on the screen.  They also have a flip book to represent technicolor.  I can’t forget on the way over to 1 West they had toys of yesterday year.

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Upstairs on the second floor in the Star Spangled Banner exhibit we looked at the 200 year old 30 by 34 foot flag.  We looked at Colonial living. I had to explain to C.A.B. what an outhouse was. I also enjoyed the African American Lens exhibit. It featured pictures of African Americans and tells its own story through lens.  I throughly enjoyed this museum and will be back to check out Spark Lab with C.A.B. This summer.

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