In Pennsylvania, amateur archaeologists unearth a mass grave of immigrant railroad workers who disappeared in 1832
April 2010 | By Abigail Tucker
Monday, March 29: Words Between Two Reformers: Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt: Cultures in Motion PerformanceIn this theatrical piece, learn about the friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune who was a member of the Black Cabinet, a collective of representatives worki...
March 29, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
Monday, March 22: Seasoned with SpiritEnjoy episodes of the public television series Seasoned with Spirit, and join host Loretta Barrett Oden as she visits Native communities to learn about their agricultural and culinary traditions. In Food Upon the Water, Oden participates in a wild rice harvest ...
March 22, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
The D.C. Environmental Film Festival is upon us!The Smithsonian is offering a variety of free movies and events in conjunction with the 2010 Environmental Film Festival. Check out the festival's website and goSmithsonian for full information on dates, times and film synopses. Feel free to downloa...
March 19, 2010 | By Jamie Simon
The last time Harriet Tubman heard the African American spiritual, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," was in the final hours of her life, as friends and family gathered around her and sang the song to "carry her home."Tubman (1822- 1913), an African American abolitionist and humanitarian who guided dozens...
March 11, 2010 | By Erica R. Hendry
"You've called the wrong jewelry designer," was Rodkin's first thought when she got the call to do Michelle Obama's inaugural earrings, ring and bracelets
March 09, 2010 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
At last, the long-awaited moment has arrived. The white chiffon, off-theone-shoulder dress that Michelle Obama wore to ten inaugural balls last January will go on view at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History beginning Wednesday, March 10.Full Stop. Everybody take a deep breath. It'...
March 05, 2010 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Loot valued at $20 million lies off the coast of Staten Island, and Ken Hayes is on the hunt for the sunken silver bullion
March 05, 2010 | By Christopher Solomon
Weekend Events: Black History Month Family Celebration, Glass Artist Karen LaMonte, and the Zoo's Wild Side Stage
Friday, February 26: Artist Talk: Karen LaMonteGlass artist Karen LaMonte—who American Art Museum visitors may know for her cast glass sculpture Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery—will be discussing her work and the unique process she uses to create her sensuous glass garments. Free, American ...
February 26, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
As athletes continue to create new Olympic moments (I’m still coming down from Shaun White’s victory run), we here at ATM thought it a good time to reflect on a classic one of the past—the so-called “Miracle on Ice.”Thirty years ago today, the U.S. men’s hockey team faced the Soviet Union in the se...
February 22, 2010 | By Megan Gambino
Monday, February 22: Words Between Two Reformers: Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt: Cultures in Motion PerformanceIn this theatrical piece, learn about the friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune who was a member of the Black Cabinet, a collective of representatives wo...
February 22, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
Sorry kids, no special events happening today. But never fear—other stuff is here! Be sure to check this Web site for a listing of regularly scheduled Smithsonian fun.Wednesday, February 17: Discovery Theater: Builder BillCelebrate Engineering Week with Builder Bill who will show you how buildings ...
February 16, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
Sometimes through the passing of a great American, we discover a story that is very much alive, and preserved with the artifacts they leave behind.So when we heard about the death of May Asaki Ishimoto, a second generation Japanese American who survived two years in a World War II internment camp t...
February 12, 2010 | By Erica R. Hendry
Monday, February 1: African Art Book ClubWhile I'm hoping I'm wrong in this assumption, something tells me that African literature is not commonly being taught in American high schools. (Personally, I was fortunate enough to have a teacher have me read Things Fall Apart—which is absolutely amazing ...
February 01, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
Fifty years ago, four college students sat down to request lunch service at a North Carolina Woolworth's and ignited a struggle
February 2010 | By Owen Edwards
The vast Navajo tribal park on the border of Utah and New Mexico stars in Hollywood movies but remains largely hidden to visitors
February 2010 | By Tony Perrottet
For more than half a century the Scurlock Studio chronicled the rise of Washington's black middle class
February 2010 | By David Zax
How the great influx of people from Africa and the Caribbean since 1965 is challenging what it means to be African-American
February 2010 | By Ira Berlin
Monday, January 25:Nothing extra special happening today, but there is always plenty to do around the Smithsonian! Check out this site for a listing of regularly-scheduled fun at the museums or check out an IMAX movie. You can find IMAX listings here.Tuesday, January 26: For Love of Liberty: The St...
January 25, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
Journalist Rebecca Skloot’s new book investigates how a poor black tobacco farmer had a groundbreaking impact on modern medicine
January 22, 2010 | By Sarah Zielinski