For almost 200 years, the Smithsonian has continually reinvented itself to reflect the vibrancy of America’s culture and heritage. Today, we are poised on the forefront of a new digital era. Continue reading Art in the Digital Age
Calling all foodies! A new evening program at the National Museum of American History will mix intriguing historical topics, modern-day approaches, and delicious food and drinks. Cheers to history! Continue reading Calling all foodies!
With the resurgence of measles infections on the rise across the country, Dr. Alexandra M. Lord, chair of the History of Medicine and Science Division at the National Museum of American History, reminds us of the historic threat from this disease. Continue reading Outbreak! On the front lines of a measles epidemic
The list of invasive species that threaten our waterways ranges from Asian oysters to zebra mussels, with hundreds of other animal and plant species in between. In this post marking National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Smithsonian photographer and diving officer Laurie Penland describes the exhausting, dangerous and oddly beautiful work of scraping invasive species off the hull of a giant cargo ship. Continue reading Getting down and dirty in the fight against invasive species
If this winter’s snow is making you feel a little flaky, imagine the dedication it takes to photograph thousands of individual snowflakes. Continue reading Wilson A. Bentley: Pioneering photographer of snowflakes
February 18, 2015. Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at email@example.com. We want to toot your horn for you! Be sure to include your contact information and a picture as an attachment. Continue reading Astrophysicist reaches new heights
Harold Wallace, curator of the Electricity Collections at the American History Museum, takes a look at long-distance love in this shocking exposé. Actually, it’s really not that shocking─pretty tame, really─we just wanted to have some fun with a pun. Continue reading Love on the line
Are the Chesapeake Bay’s oysters getting sick from a lack of oxygen? Continue reading Breathing life into the effort to bring back the Bay’s oysters
Sith lord Darth Vader, Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces, and Smithsonian Acting Secretary Al Horvath both turned up for the premiere of “Star Wars: The Power of Costume.” Continue reading Rebel. Jedi. Princess. Queen…and Acting Secretary?
When Charley Potter opened up a large box marked “Alaska Seafood: Keep Frozen” at the Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center, he wasn’t sure what to expect inside. Continue reading Special delivery: Rare whale skull arrives at the Smithsonian