Dec
12

America is in the Heart

America is in the Heart

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center has introduced a new video, America is in the Heart, based on the 1946 novel by Filipino American writer Carlos Bulosan. This video honors Bulosan’s historic text during a critical time in America’s deep history of immigration. Continue reading America is in the Heart

Dec
07

Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

Today marks the 76th anniversary of the bombing of the Pearl Harbor naval base by the Japanese Imperial Navy. In commemoration of this anniversary, Patri O’Gan shares some letters from the collections of the American History Museum written by a civilian, Beth Slingerland, as she watched the attack from her home in the hills above Pearl Harbor. Continue reading Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

Nov
21

A few of my favorite things: Robert McKinney

A few of my favorite things: Robert McKinney

Smithsonian staff work countless hours in the halls of our museums and research centers, in the field, at the Zoo, in our gardens and facilities. We are privileged to spend time with some of the nation’s most cherished treasures as we go about our duties. Sometimes, these unique experiences find a special place in our own personal stories. Amy Kehs introduces Robert McKinney and a few of his favorite things. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Robert McKinney

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