Jul
28

America’s earliest colonists may have taken their secrets to the grave, but that doesn’t mean they’ll remain there

America’s earliest colonists may have taken their secrets to the grave, but that doesn’t mean they’ll remain there

Old-fashioned field work and new-fangled technology reveal the identities of four prominent citizens of the first English colony in America and raise some intriguing questions about how they lived and why they died. Continue reading America’s earliest colonists may have taken their secrets to the grave, but that doesn’t mean they’ll remain there

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Jul
16

Safety, sustainability, social media and some seriously weird frogs in the spotlight

Safety, sustainability, social media and some seriously weird frogs in the spotlight

Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at torch@si.edu. We want to toot your horn for you! Be sure to include your contact information and a picture as an attachment. Continue reading Safety, sustainability, social media and some seriously weird frogs in the spotlight

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Jul
09

Nothing About Us Without Us: Celebrating 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Nothing About Us Without Us: Celebrating 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Katherine Ott, curator in the American History Museum’s Division of Medicine and Science, explains the civil rights significance of the 25-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act and previews some of the events and programs the museum plans to mark the anniversary of its passage.
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