National Postal Museum
This weekend, watch an Iranian film, attend a stamp collecting workshop or listen to eclectic Baroque chamber music
January 05, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
A new exhibition covers the history of mail in the military
December 16, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, take a guided tour of the Postal Museum, celebrate an opera composer, attend a poetry performance and mingle at the Natural History Museum at night
November 28, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
When the Post Office debuted the ZIP Code, they introduced a friendly cartoon to be its lead salesman
November 15, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
For all you last-minute costume shoppers, here's this year's list of Smithsonian DIY ideas
October 27, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Bentley, a terrier from California, nabs the title—with a little help from his owner
October 19, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
This weekend, attend a virtual reading of Latino literature, come to a day of activities at the Postal Museum and create your own henna design
October 13, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
For nine years, Owney rode the rails and the wagons on top of mailbags as the mascot of the mailmen
September 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Despite a climate thick with racial tension, 75 years ago today, the track star made history at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
August 03, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Owney the dog, beloved mascot of the Railway Mail Service, is being honored with his own interactive postage stamp, sure to endear him to new generations
July 26, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
See The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in IMAX, meet Owney the postal dog, look inside the photography of the Negro Leagues and have the chance to meet Al Worden, an Apollo 15 astronaut
July 25, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
Events June 27-July 1: Trivia Night, Book Signing, the Butterfly Garden and an American Indian Museum Film
Join the Smithsonian Institution this week in offering a look into questions of race, a Hollywood inspired trivia game, a fun filled afternoon with the butterflies and more.
June 27, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
This weekend at the Smithsonian museums, take a 3D ride on a river raft, follow a zipping comet through Earth's atmosphere or jump on the trail to learn about the Pony Express
June 09, 2011 | By Brittany Dant
It is said that April showers bring May flowers. So what do May flowers bring? Pollen, which attracts bees (and attacks the sinuses), and nectar which feeds the butterflies, emblematic of the welcome change in seasons. We know it's spring when we start to see butterflies again, but how do butterfli...
May 12, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Monday April 11 Born to be Wild 3DBorn 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 th...
April 11, 2011 | By Michelle Strange
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
College athletics feature some of the most unusual mascots in all of American sports. Take the teams in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament for example. Mascots included the Peacocks (St. Peter's), Sycamores (Indiana State), Zips (Akron) and Gauchos (University of California, Santa Barbara...
March 23, 2011 | By Ryan Reed
Here at the ATM blog, our St. Patrick's Day celebration this year is all about snakes and serpents. For it was these slithery reptiles that St Patrick was supposed to have driven into the sea, banishing all of that nation's snakes from the land. Turns out, though, there are lots of snakes at the Sm...
March 17, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
Friday, March 4: I Am God (Naan Kadavul)Director Bala has carved a name for himself by marching against all prevailing sensibilities in the Tamil film industry. His films speak of madness on the margins and the grotesque tragedy that accompanies it. The story is about Rudran, a fourteen-year-old ...
March 03, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Wednesday Roundup- Making you Smarter: Ask an Expert, Mexico via Airmail, Space Math @ NASA, Harlem Renaissance artists
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkOTUnw6jJo&feature=player_embeddedThe More You Know- Anyone who has ever visited the Air and Space Museum, probably leaves with lots of questions; the most popular of which has to be "How did you get an airplane inside the building?" Well, wonder in silence no m...
February 23, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs