The Great Seal

Diplomacy Classroom: The Great Seal

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On October 20, the National Museum of America Diplomacy (NMAD) hosted another Diplomacy Classroom program, this time looking at the Great Seal of the United States. The seal is impressed upon thousands of official documents such as treaties and commissions each year. 

NMAD Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann and Education Director Lauren Fischer discussed the importance of the seal and how it evolved to be the image now recognized around the world as a symbol of the United States. Also highlighted during the 45-minute program were artifacts from NMAD’s collection that bear the Great Seal. The artifacts showed how the seal is used not only on official documents but is affixed on U.S. missions across the globe and represented on diplomatic gifts. 

Missed the program? Watch the recording on YouTube below.

To learn more about the Great Seal, check out the online exhibit here.

Diplomacy Classroom: The Great Seal