A standing-room only crowd packed the Baird Auditorium at the Natural History Museum this morning as Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch arrived for his first All-Staff meeting. Continue reading Scholar. Historian. Smithsonian.
The museum’s new director, Melanie Adams, introduces herself and talks about her plans for ACM, which reopens to the public on Sunday, October 13. Continue reading The Anacostia Community Museum is back and better than ever
Marilyn Scallan takes us on a quick tour of the good, the bad, and the goofy from the year 1969, the year that encapsulates the ’60s. Continue reading It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…
A new memorial recognizes the service of Native American warriors. Continue reading “A powerful place of healing and comfort”
In a fitting tribute to the late NPR journalist Cokie Roberts, National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet shares with Sidedoor their recent conversation about the smart, savvy and politically astute first ladies who brought much more to the White House than their skills as hostesses. Continue reading Sidedoor: The woman in the frame
The recent opening of Deep Time at the National Museum of Natural History received a lot of media attention,but we wanted to get the opinion a a really tough critic: a 12-year-old boy. Continue reading Jake’s Take: Deep Time from a kid’s perspective
We are drowning in plastic. Smithsonian Enterprises is determined help stem the deluge. Continue reading Smithsonian Enterprises tackles one of its biggest challenges yet
The Smithsonian Community Committee is pleased to announce that the 18th annual Staff Picnic on the Mall will break tradition and not take place on the hottest day of the year. Continue reading The 18th Annual Smithsonian Staff Picnic–Autumn Edition
New stamps from the U.S. Postal Service feature the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex as an adorable hatchling and a lanky teenager. Continue reading Gone for 65 million years, but remembered “forever”
School has started and it’s time for a Smithsonian field trip! This one may be a little different than you remember. Continue reading Sidedoor: Field Trip!