Co-founder of the United Farm Workers, “la pasionaria,” Dolores Huerta is the first Latina to be the focus of the National Portrait Gallery’s “One Life” series and only the second living person to be featured. Continue reading One Life: Dolores Huerta
The Smithsonian’s secret weapon is the vast army of people who work behind the scenes every day to make our collective achievements possible. Continue reading The Mission Continues
In case you missed it, view the webcast of today’s All-Staff Meeting with Acting Secretary Al Horvath, and check out the highlights of events and exhibitions around the Smithsonian since March. Continue reading May All-Staff Meeting
Adrian Malone on March 13 Continue reading In Memoriam: Adrian Malone
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center set up its first lab in an old dairy barn on the banks of the Rhode River. Five decades later, SERC is at the forefront of research on the effects of climate change, pollution and invasive species on our coasts and waterways. Continue reading Working to save the Bay (and the rest of the planet) for 50 years
May 18, 1979. The first exhibition at any American science museum to focus on evolution opens at the Natural History Museum. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: May 18, 1979
May 17, 1878. Spencer Fullerton Baird is unanimously elected second Secretary of the Smithsonian. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: May 17, 1878
May 16, 1983. The Museum Support Center opens in Suitland, Md. Fewer than 2 percent of the Smithsonian’s objects are on display at any given time. Where do you think the rest are? (Hint: Not in a vast underground vault under the National Mall.) Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: May 16, 1983
So you think you can dance? Or sing? Or play the banjo and the accordion at the same time? Here’s your chance to shine. Continue reading Call for Talent!
Would our priceless collections be safe in the event of an emergency? Celebrate May Day and the entire month of May by doing one thing to help protect the Smithsonian’s collections and archives. We’ve got lots of great ideas! Continue reading MayDay! MayDay! We need your help.