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Monday, February 9: It's a slow week kids, we have nothing special for you. Not that it's hard for you to entertain yourselves with all the wonderful exhibitions on display. Go explore! Then come back here and tell us something new or interesting that you learned in the comments area. We'd love to ...
February 09, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
In arctic Canada, a Smithsonian researcher discovers evidence of Basque trading with North America
February 2009 | By Anika Gupta
Plan for this landmark weekend at goSmithsonian.com and Find a complete listing of the Smithsonian's Inaugural Events.Friday, January 16: Inaugural Activities: Yoko Ono's Wish TreeCelebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as well as your hopes and dreams for the future of our country. Come by the ...
January 16, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
At the invitation of Theodore Roosevelt, six Indian chiefs marched in his inaugural parade as representatives of their tribes
January 14, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Monday, January 12: A Party for Edgar Allan Poe (He's 200, Never More)2009 has a bumper crop of notable bicentennials, notably Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin and, you guessed it, author/poet Edgar Allan Poe. Come celebrate the birth of this literary luminary with dramatic readings and light refres...
January 12, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Monday, January 5: Portrait of George W. BushAfter eight years in office, President Bush is now a museum piece. Come see the newest addition to the National Portrait Gallery's Hall of Presidents, which marks the first time the gallery has exhibited the official portrait of a sitting president. Free...
January 04, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Kiowa Indian N. Scott Momaday runs a nonprofit organization working to preserve Native cultures
January 2009 | By Kenneth R. Fletcher
Smithsonian Weekend Events: American Indian Holiday Celebration, Extended Hours at Natural History Museum
Friday, December 26: Holiday Celebration at National Museum of the American IndianIt's a jam-packed day of festivities at the National Museum of the American Indian!Father and Son Storytelling (3rd level, Resource Center, 11 AM and 1 PM)Owen and Lyle James share present Native stories passed down t...
December 26, 2008 | By Jesse Rhodes
This Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30pm the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will be holding its third annual Art Market. The featured work—jewelry, ceramics, hand-woven baskets, beadwork, apparel, dolls, paintings, prints and sculptures—of 35 Native artists will be sold...
December 05, 2008 | By Megan Gambino
A correspondent who chronicled their lives in central African rain forests returns a decade later and is shocked by what he finds
December 2008 | By Paul Raffaele
In honor of Thanksgiving, we pay tribute to that legendary American fowl: the turkey. Myth has it that the turkey was present at the first-ever Thanksgiving dinner between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. When you visit the Smithsonian this weekend—and you should, because the museums are op...
November 26, 2008 | By Anika Gupta
The National Museum of the American Indian works with Native Tribes to bring sacred artifacts home again
November 25, 2008 | By Kenneth R. Fletcher
Monday, November 10Just Opened "One Life: The Mask of Lincoln" at the National Portrait Gallery is an examination of Lincoln's use of the era's new art of photography to convey his image to Americans. Drawing on the museum's extensive collection of Lincoln portraits—an archive that charts Lincoln's...
November 10, 2008 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
Four hundred years ago, escaped slaves formed Palenque. Today, the Colombian town celebrates its African roots
October 29, 2008 | By Kenneth Fletcher
Hidden in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a Kogi village built with government support combines modernity with ancient traditions
October 29, 2008 | By Kenneth Fletcher
A Q&A with Bobby Sanabria, musician, composer and professor of Latin jazz
September 15, 2008 | By Robin T. Reid
Tlingit artisans craft a canoe that embodies their culture's oceangoing past
September 2008 | By Megan Gambino
Most museum goers confine themselves to murmurs of appreciation or the occasional reverent flip of a program page.Not so for the high school spoken word team from the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. The group of six, fresh off a successful stint at the Brave New Voices International Youth Po...
July 28, 2008 | By Anika Gupta
Hundreds of years ago Native Americans gathered on the shores of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, New York, and made a commitment to the environment. "In every deliberation we must consider the impact on the seventh generation," stated the Great Law of Peace, a constitution that created the Iroquois...
July 01, 2008 | By Megan Gambino
This seemingly simple food is a complicated symbol in Navajo culture
July 2008 | By Jen Miller