The news was tumultuous this week as we looked back on the 1968 riots, the Standing Rock protests and the Poor People’s campaign. We also previewed some politically charged art exhibitions and wondered if we’d be able to afford to see them. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Dec. 31, 2017 – Jan. 6, 2018
Smithsonian historian Pamela Henson describes a more pastoral National Mall. Continue reading Throw-back Thursday
Killer ants, deadly weather and dollhouse death scenes–this week spoke to the screaming hairy armadillo in all of us. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was August 27 – September 2, 2017
August 23, 2011. Earthquake! (Did the earth move for you?) Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: August 23, 2011
August 1, 1848. Dr. Robert Hare donates his inventions to the Smithsonian, where they go on display in the vaguely sinister “Apparatus Room.” Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: August 1, 1848
At the Smithsonian, you’re always prepared for “other duties as assigned.” But some duties you can never be fully prepared for. Continue reading Amy and the owls: Super cool!
Secretary Spencer F. Baird asks Congress to remodel and fireproof the East Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building. Continue reading March 15, 1882