Events: African American Patriots, Firefighter Memorabilia and Getting to Know Phoebe Greenberg

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Monday, January 25:

Nothing extra special happening today, but there is always plenty to do around the Smithsonian! Check out this site for a listing of regularly-scheduled fun at the museums or check out an IMAX movie. You can find IMAX listings here.

Tuesday, January 26: For Love of Liberty: The Story of African American Patriots

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming PBS documentary For Love of Liberty which takes a look at the bravery and sacrifice of African American patriots who have served this country in conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War. Although you'll only see a 40 minute segment at this event, you can enjoy a discussion with the filmmaker, Frank Martin, after the screening. Free. American History Museum, 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, January 27:

Please refer to Monday's listing.

Thursday, January 28: Meet Our Museum: The CIGNA Collection

The CIGNA collection features firefighting memorabilia dating from 1825-1875 and is made up of nearly 2,000 objects—including uniforms, hats, capes and belts. Come enjoy a sampling of this cache of goodies with collections specialist Tim Winkle who will talk about a selection of artifacts on display. Free. American History Museum, 12:15 PM

Friday, January 29: Phoebe Greenberg: Friday Gallery Talk

Need a helping hand when it comes to understanding modern art? That's what the Hirshhorn's Friday gallery talks are for! This week, George Washington University professor of New Media Siobhan Riggs will talk about the video art show Black Box: Phoebe Greenberg. Free. Hirshhorn, 12:30 PM

For more information on events and exhibitions at the Smithsonian museums, check our companion website,, the official visitor’s guide to the Smithsonian.

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