At the National Postal Museum, envelopes are as critical a part of history as the letters inside
Onetime rivals are now partners. A new exhibition and an IMAX film, Mission to Mir, tell the story
Summer evening twilight--perfect for a Hirshhorn gallery talk and a stroll among the sculptures
Kites aren't just for kids. Ben Franklin knew it, as did the 20,000 kiters and kite fans at this year's 31st annual Smithsonian kite festival
Doghouses, lace, luggage, wallpaper, backpacking tents. Since 1897, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has been amazing us
An all-day Saturday seminar on spices - one of the many programs on the Mall, around the world, even in cyberspace, offered by the Smithsonian Associates
How a few brave and smitten souls got up the courage to declare their love and propose in public, and then lived to tell about it
When One of the National Zoo's Gorillas Goes In For Tests, It's Not Just Standard Operating-Room Procedure
By discovering heart disease early, echocardiograms have improved life; now Washington cardiologists are using them to help great apes at the National Zoo
Since her arrival in September, baby Chitwan has charmed visitors and curators alike. This is the first birth of a rhino at the National Zoo since 1974
NASM's new "How Things Fly" gallery is hands-on to the max! At 50 visitor-operated displays, you can see and feel the basic principles of flight in action
At the Young Collectors Tent, they're on the lookout for even more antique ice skates, African dresses, chopstick rests, cowboy hats, snow globes...
Every belfry must have its bell, and what better time than the Smithsonian Institution's 150th birthday to hoist one up to the Castle clock?
After many an 18-hour day 'tinkering,' and more than 500 patents to his name, Jerome Lemelson is America's most prolific living inventor
When not overseeing a collection of 10,000 rifles, swords and harquebuses, Harry Hunter and Sarah Rittgers like to go out and hit a few bullseyes
Red-hot, beat-me-down, bring-you-up swing tunes' are just part of Radio Smithsonian's Black Radio...
Protecting museum treasures - paintings by the masters, the delicate wings of a tropical beetle - requires the strictest climate control, right?
Since its founding in 1967, the Anacostia Museum has grown from "storefront" concept to "neighborhood museum" to world renown
Alan Fern, director of the National Portrait Gallery, offers his insights on the art of reading a portrait
The Smithsonian, the world's largest museum and research complex, has yet another address: the World Wide Web
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