Can an object be gay? Curator Katherine Ott reflects on collecting and interpreting objects representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning history.
We all complain about Washington, D.C.’s notorious summertime heat and humidity, but what if you had to stuff a hippopotamus while wearing a suit, vest and tie, all without benefit of air conditioning? Yesterday’s curators were a hardy bunch.
A new book reveals the legacy of “Kennewick Man” 9,000 years after he lived and died in the Pacific Northwest.
Get your nosh on in the American History Museum’s Victory Garden. September’s FOOD in the Garden program focuses on waterways and foodways and examines the connections between land and water, people and food. Did we forget to mention the beer tastings? There will be beer.
Who says old books have to be dry and dusty tomes? Richard Naples turns that idea on its head (and upside down and inside out) in a series of charming–and slightly surreal–animations.
Get the straight dope on this summertime scourge
Remember the olinguito? The adorable combination of teddy bear and meerkat immediately became a top contender for world’s cutest animal when it stepped into the spotlight last year. Find out what we’ve learned about this elusive creature since then.
A man, a plan, a canal: Panama! Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. Find out more about its history and the Smithsonian’s long connection with Panama in this post from Pamela Henson.
Volunteers are transcribing the Smithsonian’s collection in days, rather than decades. Be a part of our grand mission to increase and diffuse knowledge!
Laura Blanton shares the stories behind the collections in this look at objects from the Academy Award-winning film, “Glory,”