“Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations” looks at the complex, nuanced and often heartbreaking history of the relationship between the United States and the Native Nations. Continue reading The lasting legacy of good intentions and “bad paper”
The Secretary of the Smithsonian handles a lot of responsibilities–some more willingly than others. Continue reading Fancy meeting you here
The Smithsonian could not do all that we do without the generosity of private philanthropy. Join Secretary Clough as he explains our first-ever national campaign to make sure our work continues today, tomorrow and forever. Continue reading The Wonder of Giving
Jack Kerouac spent enough time on the road to describe travel bureaus as places where “shifty characters wait with battered suitcases.” That began to change–by design–after World War II. Continue reading A Hitchhiker’s Guide to America
We’ve been depressed ever since Pluto was demoted. After all, in the words of one esteemed scientist, “A dwarf hamster is still a hamster.” Is it time to revisit the debate? Continue reading Is Pluto a planet? The votes are in!
“She gets more fun out of being a cook than a kook.” Judy Gradwohl takes a look at that unabashed square Suzy Homemaker and what she tells us about our aspirations to domesticity in the 1960s. Continue reading Domestic goddess or culinary camp? Suzy Homemaker offers a slice of life from the 1960s.
Mark Twain may have made “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” famous, but he never met the Panamanian Golden Frog, who not only is the official amphibian of Panama, but also has its own week-long festival! Find out more about this tiny amphibian and its role in promoting environmental stewardship. Continue reading What? You missed Panamanian Golden Frog Day? It’s not too late to start planning for next year.
Sleek, simple, serviceable–consider the beauty of the humble thermos. Continue reading One for the Road
Don’t fall behind–check out the highlights from the Fall 2014 All-Staff meeting and watch the webcast Continue reading Highlights from the Fall All-Staff Meeting
Join the fiesta and come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) at the Smithsonian with vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at museums around the Institution. Continue reading ¡Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en el Smithsonian!