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Objects of the Week Archive

Object of the Week for January 17

Manatees?... or Mermaids?

This illustration of a manatee was part of the "Handbook to the National Museum," an 1886 guide to the building now known as the Arts and Industries Building. Did you know manatees may be the source of mermaid sightings?

Learn more about the Mermaid -- I mean, Manatee