National Museum of American History
The weekend is packed with dance events, family fun and some crafty ideas for the whole family
March 29, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
Events March 23-25: Dinner & A Movie: Skydancer, Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day, Book Signing: Jo B. Paoletti
Friday, March 23 Dinner & A Movie: Skydancer For more than 120 years, ironworkers have raised America’s modern cityscapes—sculpting the country’s skylines, fearlessly walking atop steal beams, just a foot wide. Bravery in a job like this, is crucial. In New York City, six generations of Mohawk Indians have made the job their own. This [...]
March 22, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
The real prize for Kaleb Harris, winner of the American History Museum and Smithsonian Channel's Black History Month essay contest, was meeting Joseph McNeil, one of the leaders of the 1960 Greensboro sit-in
March 20, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Weekend Events March 16-18: Evolution of Video Games, Saint Paddy Party, and Masterworks of Three Centuries
This weekend, "Art of Video Games" curator Chris Melissinos leads a panel on the past, present and future of video games, Saint Paddy Party turns the Discovery Theater green, and baritone William Sharp performs Schumann.
March 15, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events Feb 28-March 1: Paradox of Liberty, A Not So Still Life, and Perspectives on “Limits to Growth”
This week, learn about slavery at Monticello, meet artist Ginny Ruffner, and join experts for a day of discussion on sustainability.
February 27, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
A groundbreaking early email program, written by a high school student in 1979, helps tell the story of this crucial technology's history
February 22, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
The National Portrait Gallery expert on celebrity culture admits that she is often captivated by the glamour and glitz that defines the Hollywood superstar
February 14, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
The legendary performer's leather jacket from the night he went electric will be part of a new exhibition
February 10, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
From American art, history and culture, air and space technology, contemporary art, Asian art and any of the sciences from astronomy to zoology, we'll find an answer
February 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The legendary actor and director presided over the opening of the museum's new state-of-the-art Warner Bros. Theater
February 03, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, explore the night sky at the Air and Space Museum, celebrate Black History Month at the American Art Museum, and watch The Big Sleep at the new Warner Brothers theater in the American History Museum.
February 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
From Kenyan storytelling performances to Black Power film screenings, February on the Mall is buzzing with Black History Month events.
February 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Take a look at the five upcoming exhibits we're most excited about.
February 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, this exhibit looks at the iconic founding father through the eyes of his slaves.
January 31, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Our top ten picks from the Smithsonian Twitterati and blogrolls.
January 20, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
At the Portrait Gallery, Historian Amy Henderson Awaits the Presentation of a New Portrait of Chef Alice Waters
January 18, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, honor his work with a reading of his most powerful speeches, and enjoy a pow-wow dance and drum performance by St. Labre Indian School students.
January 13, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated his telegraph for the first time. But how did he get the idea in the first place?
January 06, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend, watch an Iranian film, attend a stamp collecting workshop or listen to eclectic Baroque chamber music
January 05, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Thanks to an extensive restoration process, the public can now see how Jefferson created his own version of the Scripture
January 2012 | By Owen Edwards