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Safeguarding Cultural Resources

Conservation of natural and cultural resources is an important aspect of the Department of Interior's mission, one shared with the Smithsonian Institution. This, and our custodial responsibility for the National Mall through the National Park Service, have formed the basis of our co-sponsorship of the Folklife Festival for three decades.

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