Superman made his debut appearance in the June 1938 edition of Action Comics, and has since captured the hearts of Americans
June 10, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
A collection of trading cards was an odd way to promote AIDS Awareness, but somehow, they worked
June 08, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Civil War scholar Harold Holzer helps to decode what spectators heard when the 16th president spoke
June 07, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Events for the week of June 6 include spacesuits, a quilting demonstration, ikebana and more
June 06, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Weekend Events May 27-30: May 30 is your last chance to see Abraham Lincoln, An Extraordinary Life exhibition at the Museum of American History.
May 26, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
A selection of artifacts on display in "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War," an exhibit currently on display at the American History Museum
May 25, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
The American History Museum explores what happened when pictures became widely available in the U.S. in the 19th century
May 24, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Events for the week of May 23-May 27 include the annual Lindbergh lecture, film screenings and the close of the Lincoln exhibit at the American History Museum
May 23, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Wilson's dresses now join the museum's collection of famed ensembles, including gowns from: the First Ladies, Ella Fitzgerald, Beverly Sills and the Supremes
May 19, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Events for the week of 5/16/11 - 5/21/11
May 16, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
The ATM blog team regularly reports on new donations to the various museums around the Smithsonian, most recently detailing the acquisitions of WWII Italian Air Force artifacts by the Air and Space Museum and the portrait of Andrew Young, now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery. These items, o...
May 12, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Monday, May 9 -- Beautiful butterfliesWith new summer hours in place, you can stroll through this special butterfly exhibit with exotic plants and live butterflies from around the world until the last entry at 6 PM. Tickets are required, however and rates are as follows: $6 for adults; $5.50 for ...
May 09, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
Friday, May 6 Garden Fest!Family-friendly celebration of plants, gardens and gardening. Add to a garden mural, build a puppet, make a miniature Japanese garden and take home seeds for your garden. Saturday will include live music and a stilt walker. Location: Enid A. Haupt Garden, south of the C...
May 06, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
In 1865, a single photograph was taken during the autopsy of John Wilkes
Booth. Where is it now?
May 06, 2011 | By Ashley Luthern
There is much to celebrate in the month of May—Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Mother's Day, as well as a number of anniversaries marking special events in our nation's history. On today, we turn our focus, slightly, from remembering the Civil War to acknowledging the civil rights movement i...
May 04, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Coming of age in America means studying the Civil War, all through our school years we revisit the battles, the leaders, the soldiers, reexamining the strife that tore this nation apart for four long years beginning in 1861. We hear the stories of soldiers in battle and former slaves fighting for ...
May 03, 2011 | By Madeline Andre
Monday, April 25 Born to be Wild 3D features the conservation efforts of primatologist Birute Galdikas with orangutans in Borneo, along with that of Dame Daphne Sheldrick‘s work with elephants in Kenya. Both women live near the animals, rescuing them and returning them to live in the wild. Film ...
April 25, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from a gunshot wound he'd suffered the night at before at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. The assassin John Wilkes Booth fled the scene.The events following the assassination have been studied endlessly by historians and is the subject of today's...
April 15, 2011 | By Madeline Andre
“At 4:30 AM, the heavy thud of a mortar broke the stillness. A single shell from Fort Johnson on James Island rose high into the still-starry sky, curved downward and burst directly over Fort Sumter,” writes Smithsonian writer Fergus Bordewich in his April issue feature story “Fort Sumter: The Civi...
April 12, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are open.Don't miss out on all the events and happenings, all scheduled as planned. Tarantula feedings at the Natural History Museum. A special tour of the Kinsey Collections at American History. An Earth Day celebration at the American Art Museum.And he...
April 08, 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman