National Museum of American History
June 20-24 Events Post: Interactive Carts, ImaginAsia, Choctaw Days, Forensic Science, and Tarantulas
This week join the Smithsonian Museums in offering you interactive carts, a look into the life of a Chinese opera performer, a Choctaw Indian festival and more.
June 20, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Visit the Smithsonian museums to look at some of the wonders of the universe and dive into the Portrait Gallery for a double feature
June 16, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Holocaust survivor and civil rights activist Gerda Weissmann Klein addresses new citizens at the museum's sixth naturalization ceremony
June 13, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
During the week of June 13, spend an afternoon drawing, get some old school laundry tips, recreate a piece of American history and much more
June 13, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
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
Events for the week of June 6 include spacesuits, a quilting demonstration, ikebana and more
June 06, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
The rock guitarist talks about his custom-made Frankenstein 2 that is now in the collections of the American History museum
June 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
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
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