Ford Model A Automobile, 1931

On Dec. 2, 1927, Henry Ford debuted the Ford Model A automobile, the successor to his Ford Model T. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Ford Model A was one of the most publicized and top-selling cars in America. It was attractive, well-built and smooth-running compared to the Model T, which it replaced… Continue reading Ford Model A Automobile, 1931


Holiday Party

(Click on image to enlarge invitation.) The Smithsonian Staff Holiday Party will be on Tuesday, December 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard of the American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. All Smithsonian staff, volunteers and  interns are invited to attend. You may enter the Reynolds Center through either of… Continue reading Holiday Party


Plymouth Rock piece, 1620

According to popular tradition, Plymouth Rock is the landing site of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who settled in Plymouth, Mass., in 1620. Bradford, an English leader of the settlers, also served as the governor of Plymouth Colony for 30 years and is recognized as the first authority to establish what popular American culture… Continue reading Plymouth Rock piece, 1620


Smithsonian Live! Fun for your Brain

(Click image to enlarge.) Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the White House Historical Association at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery with a private viewing of an exhibition featuring 95 rarely seen objects from the White House collection. Smithsonian Live! has arranged a private Docent lead tour for a fascinating look at life in… Continue reading Smithsonian Live! Fun for your Brain

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