TITLE: The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration
SPEAKER: Ann McClellan
EVENT DATE: 03/30/2005
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 32 minutes
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Ann McClellan discussed her new book, "The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration," at the Library of Congress at on Wednesday, March 30, 2005. The lavishly illustrated volume chronicles the history of the festival and the honoring of the ancient cherry tree, including its role today as an instrument of diplomacy and an eternal sign of the arrival of spring.
Speaker Biography: Ann McClellan's distinguished career included executive positions at the Smithsonian Institution, World Wildlife Fund, the American Lung Association and the American Association of Museums. She is a resident of Washington, D.C.