The newly recovered 1787 Hungerford Deed, detailing a contentious squabble over property and prestige, can now be viewed in a new virtual exhibition
The 1787 Hungerford Deed, donated to the Smithsonian in 2019, offers a glimpse into the family dynamics that shaped the founder's decision
The Amazon founder's gift—the largest since the Institution was created in 1846—will support the Air and Space Museum renovation and a new education center
Historic museum specimens help us learn more about what a species once was like and what it could be like in the future
A fortuitous influx of cash launched the Smithsonian Institution and its earliest art collection
Almost two hundred years ago, James Smithson devised a method for better brewing. We recreated it.
The Smithsonian awarded the internet mogul during a ceremony welcoming newly naturalized citizens
In 1835, the U.S. government debated what to do with the generous bequest coming from across the pond