This Friday, feet will fly in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

Events March 30-April 1: Tap Festival, Mysteries of Mail, Japanese Paper Dioramas

The weekend is packed with dance events, family fun and some crafty ideas for the whole family

A stamp in honor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Events March 23-25: Dinner & A Movie: Skydancer, Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day, Book Signing: Jo B. Paoletti

Six generations of Mohawk Indian ironworkers have made the job their own, the cherry blossoms are out and Paoletti signs her book on color gendering

How much is the Hope Diamond worth? Ask Smithsonian.

How Much the Hope Diamond is Worth and Other Questions From Our Readers

From American art, history and culture, air and space technology, Asian art and any of the sciences from astronomy to zoology, we'll find an answer


Giants and Patriots at the Smithsonian

Just in time for the Super Bowl, take a look at giants and patriots of all kinds in the Smithsonian


Curators, Scientific Adventurers and Book Worms to Watch in 2012

Our top ten picks from the Smithsonian Twitterati and blogrolls

Come make your own stamp collection at a drop-in workshop at the Postal Museum.

Weekend Events Jan 6-8: “This is Not a Film,” Stamps, Masterworks of Three Centuries

This weekend, watch an Iranian film, attend a stamp collecting workshop or listen to eclectic Baroque chamber music

World War I soldiers writing letters home

Military Mail Stories at the Postal Museum

A new exhibition covers the history of mail in the military

Enjoy an evening event at the groundbreaking exhibition "The Bright Beneath."

Events Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Postal Tours, Viva Verdi, Celebrating Roots and The Bright Beneath

Take a guided tour of the Postal Museum, celebrate an opera composer, attend a poetry performance and mingle at the Natural History Museum at night

Mr. Zip, as featured on a public advertisement

Mr. Zip and the Brand-New ZIP Code

When the Post Office debuted the ZIP Code, they introduced a friendly cartoon to be its lead salesman

What if we could make masks to look like these models in the Natural History Museum's Hall of Human Origins?

The List: Smithsonian-Inspired Halloween Costumes

For all you last-minute costume shoppers, here's this year's list of Smithsonian DIY ideas

Bentley poses for the camera, sporting medals like those Owney accumulated from different cities as he rode the rails in the 1880s and '90s.

Meet Bentley, the Winner of the Owney Look-alike Contest

Bentley, a terrier from California, nabs the title—with a little help from his owner

Come to Family Day at the Postal Museum

Weekend Events Oct 14-16: Latino Reading and Open Mic, Postal Museum Family Day and Henna Body Art

This weekend, attend a virtual reading of Latino literature, come to a day of activities at the Postal Museum and create your own henna design

"It really is a miracle that he came in as good shape as he did," says taxidermist Paul Rhymer, who spent a month carrying out Owney's first restoration since he went on display.

Owney the Mail Dog

For nine years, Owney rode the rails and the wagons on top of mailbags as the mascot of the mailmen

The Jesse Owens stamp

Jesse Owens Wins his First Gold

Despite a climate thick with racial tension, 75 years ago today, the track star made history at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin

Owney the Dog, immortalized in a stamp.

Honoring Owney, the Legendary Post Office Pup

Owney the dog, beloved mascot of the Railway Mail Service, is being honored with his own interactive postage stamp, sure to endear him to new generations

Murray Hall at the ballot box

Events July 25-29: Harry Potter, Portraits Alive, Owney, the Negro Leagues and Apollo 15


Events June 27-July 1: Trivia Night, Book Signing, the Butterfly Garden and an American Indian Museum Film

Wyeth Company of St. Joseph, Missouri, manufactured this replica of the mochila used over saddles by Pony Express riders between April 3, 1860, and October 24, 1861.

Weekend Events June 10-12: Cosmic Collisions, The Pony Express, Grand Canyon 3D


The List- Five Must-See Butterfly Spots Around the Mall


Events: "Born to be Wild 3D," Smithsonian Craft Show, Disco at the Postal Museum

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