Dec
07

Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

Eyewitness to a ‘Day of Infamy:’ Commemorating Pearl Harbor

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

Nov
03

Strengthening collections by strengthening collaboration

Strengthening collections by strengthening collaboration

Managing your personal collections may mean no more than putting up a few shelves in the basement for Dad’s “Beer Cans of the World” or renting a pod down at EZ Storage for grandma’s antiques, but managing the Smithsonian’s collections is a bit more complex. Samantha Snell offers an introduction to the National Collections Program and some of its initiatives. Plus, presidential bobble heads! Just because. Continue reading Strengthening collections by strengthening collaboration

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