Jun
26

The 43rd annual Folklife Festival brings the Texmaniacs, Gran’daddy Junebug and glamorgan sausage to the Mall

The Smithsonian’s annual Folklife Festival, now underway (June 24–June 28 and July 1–July 5), highlights cultures around the world through performances and demonstrations of living traditions.
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Jun
11

Take “The Scenic Route” at Garden Fest

The Smithsonian’s third annual Garden Fest takes “The Scenic Route” with free, family-friendly activities for adults and children on Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Enid A. Haupt Garden, the public rooftop garden that occupies four acres between the Castle and Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C.
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Jun
08

Donald Williams is new safety manager at the Zoo

Donald W. Williams has been selected to serve as the new safety manager at the National Zoo, effective April 27. Williams comes to the Zoo with more than 15 years experience in occupational safety and health. Most recently he served as the safety program manager, Washington Headquarters Services, at the Pentagon.

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Jun
04

Iconic costume blows into American History

Designer Bob Mackie and comedienne Carol Burnett recently donated a costume from the 1970s-era television comedy “The Carol Burnett Show” to the American History Museum. The donation, a curtain dress meant to parody the iconic green velvet dress Scarlett O’Hara fashioned from drapes in the legendary film “Gone with the Wind,” was designed by Mackie and worn by Burnett in the comedy sketch “Went with the Wind,” a memorable satire that to this day showcases Burnett’s deft talent.
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