September 12, 1987. “Smithsonian World” wins an Emmy Award. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: September 12, 1987
Kirk Johnson, director of the National Museum of Natural history, is the host of the new NOVA science series “Making North America” on PBS. Continue reading Kirk Johnson, Rock Star
Adrian Malone on March 13 Continue reading In Memoriam: Adrian Malone
Cast members of the iconic television show “Mad Men” dropped off some vintage swag last week. Continue reading Booze, smokes and a snappy fedora join other relics of American history
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
Long before Bill Nye the Science Guy and Neil De Grasse Tyson, the original Mr. Wizard used television to awaken generations of kids to the wonders of science. Continue reading The original Mr. Wizard used science, not magic, to work everyday wonders
Jerry Seinfeld’s “puffy shirt” is big visitor favorite at the National Museum of American History. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Continue reading Yada, yada, yada–What is it about the puffy shirt?
Titanoboa–the largest snake the world has ever seen–is being brought back to life. (Warning for ophidophobes: Here there be snakes!) Continue reading “Titanoboa: Monster Snake”
Beginning in the 1950s, TV transformed the lunch box from an ordinary food conveyor into a storyteller. The screen-like sides of the lunch box offered children a new form of self-expression. Box makers paid for the right to use TV shows to promote box sales. The studios used boxes to gain market exposure. And children… Continue reading Historical Lunch Boxes by Thermos LLC through 1985