Nancy Bechtol

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo people visit the Smithsonian Museum of American History on the National Mall in Washington. Smithsonian’s Museum of American History has acquired the vial that contained the very first dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the United States.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Smithsonian worried about climate change impact on buildings, artifact storage

Smithsonian Institution staff told lawmakers Thursday of the need to account for extreme weather events in building maintenance and future capital projects.

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