Latest articles | Smithsonian feed for with the latest articlesenThu, 26 Oct 2017 15:21:04 +0000The True Story Behind Plymouth Rock Larry Bird weighs in on the significance of Plymouth Rock—and the two pieces in the Smithsonian collectionsTue, 22 Nov 2011 22:11:00 +0000This Ambitious Landmark Hip-Hop and Rap Anthology Was Successfully Funded's nonprofit record label launched a Kickstarter for help and got itTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:22:52 +0000Beyond Chinua Achebe: Five Great African Authors You Should Read Right Now curators from the African Art Museum recommend authors who have joined Achebe in shaping the world's understanding of the African experienceTue, 26 Mar 2013 17:04:45 +0000The True History of the Orient Express used it as a secret weapon. A president tumbled from it. Hitler wanted it destroyed. Just what made this train so intriguing?Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the Haunted House Walt Disney inspired the world's scariest Halloween traditionWed, 28 Oct 2015 12:55:05 +0000Eight Historical Archives That Will Spill New Secrets records and journals to be released in coming decades will shed new light on pivotal 20th-century figures and eventsSun, 01 Aug 2010 03:00:00 +0000Good History Takes Time, So Be Patient With the New JFK Documents are unlikely to be any bombshells, and it’ll be months or years before historians can draw conclusions from the new filesThu, 26 Oct 2017 15:21:04 +0000The Best Places Around the World to See Bats (by the Millions) tourism might sound creepy, but it may be the best way to help bat conservation around the worldFri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000Here’s What It Takes to Turn a Museum into a Movie Screen mark the reopening of the Freer Gallery, the façade of the newly renovated museum made its cinematic debutTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Did Vikings Bury Their Dead in Clothing Bearing the Arabic Word for "Allah"? contact between Vikings and Muslim cultures is well documented, the interpretation of the 10th-century burial cloth has been called into questionFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:29:14 +0000