June 15, 1904. Ground is broken for what will become the National Museum of Natural History. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: June 15, 1904
June 14, 1974. The first of three Bicentennial exhibitions opens at the Portrait Gallery, featuring an actual tea chest thrown overboard during the Boston Tea Party. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: June 14, 1974
Folkways Recordings has a new skipper at the helm. Continue reading Huib Schippers is new director of Folkways recordings
June 13, 1967. Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and a posse of museum directors visit the White House to receive the President’s Safety Award. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: June 13, 1967
Two years ago, the Mayor of London’s Office approached the Smithsonian to explore our possible interest in participating in the redevelopment of the former Olympic Park in East London as part of a new educational and cultural quarter in the city.
Today, Secretary David Skorton announced that the Smithsonian and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London are moving forward on a collaboration that will result in the Institution’s first permanent exhibition space outside of the United States. Continue reading Victoria and Albert and…James? The Smithsonian goes to London
In Memoriam: Muhammad Ali Continue reading In Memoriam: Muhammad Ali
The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States of America must decide complex questions of critical national importance. But when the question is, “Who had the tuna salad on wheat?” consensus is quickly reached. Continue reading Legal Eats: Food and the Culture of the U.S. Supreme Court
Freedom of speech, assembly, religion, and the press—for those of us who have only lived in the United States, it is too easy to take these rights for granted. But for many around the world who do not enjoy these rights, the ideals that guide us are an inspiration and a beacon of hope. Continue reading What does it mean to be an American citizen?