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August 21, 2012

A Living Artifact of the Lives Lost in the Fight Against AIDS

The 2012 Folklife Festival was closed on one day due to storm damage. The Smithsonian and Festival teams worked tirelessly so that exhibits were ready for participants and visitors by the next day. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was impacted, but incurred only minor damage. This was a testament to the resilience of the quilt, the program team, and the visitors who pitched in to help.

Videography by Charles Weber. Edited by Marinna Guzy.

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