Looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated intern who is eager to learn and make a meaningful contribution? Search no further! Continue reading Project SEARCH: Opening doors and opening minds
Language is intrinsic to culture and we are always our most authentic selves when we speak our mother tongue. This month we’re celebrating the second anniversary of the Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices Mother Tongue Film Festival, a collaborative celebration of communities around the world representing 33 languages across six continents. Continue reading Recovering Voices: The Mother Tongue Film Festival
It’s a long and circuitous route from ancient Rome to the Interwebs, with stops along the way at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition and the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. Kick off Black History Month with a closer look at Edmonia Lewis and her most famous sculpture, The Death of Cleopatra. Continue reading You know you’ve made it when you’re the subject of a Google Doodle
New research indicates that secretions produced by frogs and other amphibians may have pharmaceutical benefits. But we were kidding about licking toads–don’t do it, they don’t like it. Continue reading Go ahead and lick that toad. It’s good for you.
Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy snuggling up in a winter retreat during the coldest months. Horticulturist Janet Draper shows us how to help even the garden’s tiniest inhabitants spend the winter in style. Continue reading As snug as a bug in a…posh four-star insect hotel
So that happened: the most popular, newsworthy and only-at-the-Smithsonian posts from an eventful year. Continue reading Carrying the Torch into a new year
Drum roll, please! The winner of the annual Smithsonian winter card contest has been announced. The winning design is a fitting symbol of the Smithsonian’s role in telling the stories of America. Continue reading Season’s Greetings!
As the darkest days of the year approach, what better time to turn our thoughts to spring and the joys of flowers and fancy poultry? Joyce Connolly leads us down the garden path to point out how the Archives of American Gardens’ newest acquisitions are bearing fruit. (Why are you groaning?) Continue reading Smithsonian Gardens harvests record crop of records from Burpee
December 7, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of the Pearl Harbor naval base by the Japanese Imperial Navy. In commemoration of this anniversary, Patri O’Gan shares some letters from the collections of the American History Museum written by a civilian, Beth Slingerland, as she watched the attack from her home in the hills above Pearl Harbor. Continue reading Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor
Did you know that Europeans may have introduced the wild turkey to Native Americans? Neither did we. Continue reading Let’s talk turkey…and potatoes and squash and cranberries…