Latest articles | Smithsonian feed for with the latest articlesenWed, 02 Jan 2019 17:28:14 +0000Joshua Tree National Park Closes Due to Damage to Namesake Trees national parks remain understaffed during the government shutdown while instances of vandalism and destruction riseWed, 02 Jan 2019 17:28:14 +0000Hike in the Footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt Teddy was a hiking fanatic—follow his trail on these tripsFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:28:28 +0000Smithsonian Museums and the National Zoo Close for the U.S. Government Shutdown buildings and research centers shuttered, most federal employees furloughed, while excepted Zoo staff continue care of the animals Thu, 27 Dec 2018 23:00:33 +0000From Opossums to Bologna: Weird Things Cities Drop on New Year's Eve needs a ball? Cities get creative on New Year's Eve by dropping objects that reflect local products and cultureWed, 31 Dec 2014 23:23:27 +0000Why the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Makes for a Complicated History with manslaughter, the owners were acquitted in December 1911. A Smithsonian curator reexamines the labor and business practices of the era Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:00:00 +0000Seven Places Reinventing the Christmas Tree rocket gardens to tumbleweeds, here are some of the most imaginative holiday trees in the United StatesWed, 14 Dec 2016 21:15:57 +0000The Best Places to See Reindeer Around the World Norway to Alaska, here's where to see members of Santa's herd in personThu, 21 Dec 2017 20:05:55 +0000Looking Back at George H.W. Bush’s Lifelong Career of Public Service former President, dead at 94 years old, was noteworthy for his “humanity and decency,” says a Smithsonian historian Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:28:34 +0000Watch NASA Land the InSight Spacecraft on Mars InSight lander has successfully touched down on MarsMon, 26 Nov 2018 16:36:14 +0000The Garfield Assassination Altered American History, But Is Woefully Forgotten Today newly installed historical marker recognizes the site where Charles Guiteau shot the president in 1881Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:58:26 +0000