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?


Soldiers in Fur Coats and 'Doggles'

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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Where Black and Indigenous History Come Together

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How Butterfly Wings Helped a New Collecting Initiative Take Flight

In a scene from the HBO series, Tulsa’s masked police force prepares for a raid. Detective Wade Tillman (known as “Looking Glass”) is played by Tim Blake Nelson. Detective Angela Abar (known as “Sister Night”) is played by Regina King (Mark Hill for HBO).

When Watchmen Were Klansmen