Smithsonian staff are privileged to spend time with some of the nation’s most cherished treasures as we go about our duties. Sometimes, these unique experiences find a special place in our own personal stories. Amy Kehs introduces Jean Sherman and a few of her favorite things. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Jean Sherman
This week, we go global with the Hirshhorn, intergalactic with Nichelle Nichols and big game hunting with Teddy Rooosevelt–with stops along the way for sno cones and fried bread. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2016
A Smithsonian curator reflects on Leonard Nimoy’s passing and why “Star Trek” fans loved him.
*Live long and prosper, Spock. Yes, we speak Vulcan. What of it? Continue reading Dif-tor heh smusma, Spohkh*
Two enterprising veterinary techs from the National Zoo boldly went where at least a few have gone before: Into the deep space of the Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Continue reading They boldly went where at least a few have gone before
This model of the fictional starship Enterprise was used in the weekly hourlong “Star Trek” TV series that aired September 1966 to June 1969. Despite its short initial run, “Star Trek” became one of the most popular shows in the history of television. The original Star Trek followed the interstellar adventures of Capt. James T.… Continue reading U.S.S. Enterprise Model, “Star Trek”, 1966