The Latino experience in the United States is a tapestry woven from generations of diverse and colorful stories that speak of adversity and triumph. Secretary Skorton recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month by saluting those whose rich cultural contributions have helped make this nation what it is today. Continue reading A Nation of Nations
No one puts Bei Bei in a corner. The first ladies of the United States and China choose a name for the National Zoo’s newest panda cub. Continue reading Hey Bei!
Dr. David J. Skorton will be installed as the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Monday, October 19, at 3 p.m. Continue reading Installation of the 13th Secretary
Anyone who pays attention to politics knows that this Presidential campaign season has been unusually crowded and contentious. Jon Grinspan of the American History Museum reminds us that is it was ever thus Continue reading Poking fun at the crowded presidential race—in the 1880s
Form and function merge in the fabulous finery and wearable art on display at the annual Smithsonian Craft2Wear show. Don’t miss this opportunity to Indulge your senses with the exquisite designs from some of America’s finest craft artists. Continue reading Wear your art on your sleeve
Your original design could be featured on the Smithsonian’s 2015 Winter Greeting Card. Continue reading Smithsonian Winter Card Contest
We all read, write and send emails every day. In fact, some days it seems that’s all we do. If you can’t remember a time before electronic communication, let David Bridge, a volunteer in the Institutional History Division, take you on a technical tour of the early days of computing at the Smithsonian. Continue reading The history of email at the Smithsonian
Unless you spent August marooned on a desert island talking to a volleyball (in which case, welcome back–nice tan), you’re probably aware that we’ve experienced a bit of excitement—one might even say, pandamonium—at the National Zoo recently. Continue reading #PandaStory
Over the eons, dolphins and other marine mammals moved from the land to the sea. But at one point some dolphins turned back, heading inland and upriver to fresh water. A new fossil discovery of a previously unknown species sheds light on how and when river dolphins evolved. Continue reading Marine mammals evolved from walking on land to living in the sea. When did river dolphins turn back?