Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Family Letters Offer Glimpse Into Civil War Thanksgiving

This family letter from the Civil War provides a glimpse into what the holiday was like for Union soldiers

Hand-stitched American flag

How This WWII Flag Fulfilled a General's Dying Wish

Three cards where visitors left handwritten messages invoking girl power. One card reads: “you think we're not good enough but we're just to [sic] good for you, girl power.”

What Does 'Girl Power' Really Mean?

Engraved cooking pan

Fall in Love With These October Events

Desert Camo baseball bat

The Artistry Behind a Baseball Bat

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Soldiers in Fur Coats and 'Doggles'

Pocket sundial

How Did a 17th-Century French Sundial End Up Buried in a Field in Indiana?

DACA graduation robe

Reflecting on the Ten Year Anniversary of DACA

Poppies Washington Monument

Before Memorial Day, Learn the Language of Flowers

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Meet the Titans of Jazz

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Ella at the Gala