Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

A Rural Pastime Grows Community at the World Pig Championship

No one knows who created Pig, a local traditional card game, or who gave it its unusual name.

Gray headstones and green grass and trees in a cemetery.

Cemeteries That Save the American Landscape

Four men stand together on a tented stage playing percussive instruments. They are dressed in brightly patterned clothes and are filmed by people holding cellphones.

Mouled, Music and Cultural Memory in a Tunisian Festival

Gray stone etched with the words, I am innocent.

Why This Monument Offers Some Humanity to the Tragedy of the Salem Witch Trials

This illustration shows Lady Liberty over the states that had adopted suffrage, in white.

A Glimpse Into New Mexico’s Suffrage Movement

An illustration of an Asian woman with various symbols above her head including an American Flag, an "I voted" sticker, a ballot box, and a Chinese character.

The Weight of the Asian American Vote