July 20, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Candy maker Mars Inc. is donating $5 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to create a new gallery focused on business and innovation in the United States dating back to the 1700s.
The McLean, Va.-based maker of Snickers, M&Ms and pet foods announced the gift Wednesday as the lead sponsor of a planned “American Enterprise” exhibit. The 8,000-square-foot multimedia gallery will trace the nation's economic development from a small agricultural nation to one of the world's largest economies.
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