Apr
22

Regie Plana-Alcuaz

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Each day we will put one of our valued volunteers in the spotlight as a way of saying thank you! When legendary poet, musician and artist Patti Smith visited the American Art Museum in December, 2010, she posed for a picture with information desk volunteer Regie Plana-Alcuaz. “She was here to… Continue reading Regie Plana-Alcuaz

Apr
21

W. Atlee Burpee & Company Seed Co., 1898

Seed trade catalogs document the history of the seed and agricultural business in the United States; they also provide a history of botany and plant research, including the introduction of plant varieties into the country. The Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ trade catalog collection includes about 10,000 seed and nursery catalogs dating from 1830 to the present.… Continue reading W. Atlee Burpee & Company Seed Co., 1898

Apr
15

Deborah Charlton, Arnold Sperling and Beth Davenport

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Each day we will put one of our valued volunteers in the spotlight as a way of saying thank you! VIARC volunteers Deborah Charlton, Arnold Sperling and Beth Davenport work at the information desk at the Natural History Museum. Not only are they a great team, on this particular day… Continue reading Deborah Charlton, Arnold Sperling and Beth Davenport

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