Artist Guillermo Bert is weaving together technology and Native American tradition
July 2013 | By Maggie Ryan Sandford
Who was “Monseiur Leborgne”?
July 2013 | By Michael Ruane
Of all the strange baseball exploits of the Depression era, none was more surprising than Jackie Mitchell’s supposed feat
July 2013 | By Tony Horwitz
July 2013 | By Smithsonian magazine
A new gallery opening in September highlights some of the most famous stamps in American history
July 2013 | By G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
The development of the baseball, from shoe rubber and lemon peels to today's minimalist, modernist object
June 28, 2013 | By Jimmy Stamp
A new biography looks to document how the scientist thought of so many inventions, some of which are housed at the American History Museum
June 27, 2013 | By Leah Binkovitz
What does the repeal of DOMA mean for American's legally married gay couples?
June 26, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
For as long as anyone can remember, the safe box - marked simply "Woman Suffrage Party" has sat in the council's New York City office
June 26, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Today the Supreme Court of the United States decided 5 to 4 that one major section of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional
June 25, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
This weekend, take a glimpse into Nikola Tesla's life, sharpen your knowledge on revolutionary figures and tour the Butterfly Garden
June 24, 2013 | By Colleen Connolly
The skateboarding legends will be at the American History Museum this weekend to talk about innovation in their sport
June 21, 2013 | By Paul Bisceglio
A tribesman who led a doomed revolt against Japan in 1669 still inspires new generations of Ainu nationalists
June 20, 2013 | By Mike Dash
This weekend, experience the culture of the Choctaw people, learn about innovations in skateboarding and get in touch with your folksier side with Vandaveer
June 20, 2013 | By Colleen Connolly
Fifty years ago, still spooked by the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. and Soviet Union built a hotline. But it wasn’t a phone
June 19, 2013 | By Tom Clavin
How the fruit got a bad rap from the beginning
June 18, 2013 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Where did this odd little set of sounds come from, and how did it become associated with pretty ladies?
June 18, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against big pharmaceutical companies, saying that the Federal Trade Commission could indeed sue companies who engaged in "pay to play" deals
June 17, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Aimee Semple McPherson was an American phenomenon even before she went missing for five weeks in 1926.
June 17, 2013 | By Gilbert King
If you wanted to make a 51-star American flag, or a 76-star American flag, how would you arrange the stars?
June 14, 2013 | By Colin Schultz