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The 3-Minute Interview: Museum curator and author William L. Bird Jr.

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Bird is a curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and the author of "Souvenir Nation," a book coming out May 21 that explores the origins of 50 of the museum's most interesting relics originally saved as keepsakes. What in your museum work gave you the idea to write this book? I curate one of the oldest collections in the museum. As the museum grew, the...

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