A new exhibition at the American History Museum chronicles the story of how the United States grew from a small, dependent, agricultural nation to one of the world’s most vibrant economies. It does not, however, explain Donald Trump.
The Smithsonian welcomes Dr. David J. Skorton, the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian in its 169-year history.
Could a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa have the ingredients to support life? Smithsonian scientists are among those helping NASA find out.
In the wake of this week’s horrific racist hate crime in South Carolina, “Juneteenth” is a sadly ironic day to reflect on the economic and cultural legacy of the business slavery.
The first greeting visitors receive when they visit a Smithsonian museum comes from an officer with our Office of Protection Services. But some of our finest officers also reach out into the community to represent the Smithsonian. Take a look behind the scenes with the OPS Honor Guard.
It’s been just a year since the National Fossil Halls closed for renovation and the last fossils, models, dioramas and paintings have been removed. Find out what’s involved in dismantling these giant specimens as we prepare for an entirely new, bigger and better Fossil Hall coming in 2019.
With most Americans seamlessly connected to the Internet through their smartphones, it’s easy to forget how technology has changed our daily lives. Here are six objects that illustrate the ubiquity of the Internet.
Next week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will begin notifying 4 million current and former Federal employees that their personal information may be at risk. You might be one of them.
A single postage stamp has made a long and historic journey from a tiny British colony in South America through the hands of a murderer to the collection of a famous shoe designer–along the way becoming the rarest stamp in the world. This may be your only chance to see it.
Long lost to history, a slave ship wrecked off the coast of Africa is giving up its secrets and hinting at the tragic stories of the enslaved people she carried.