You don’t look a day over 169!

August 10 marks the 170th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution. Take a moment to enjoy a musical interlude with Secretary Skorton and John Hasse, curator of the music collection at the American History Museum, and feel free to sing along as we wish our venerable Institution Many Happy Returns!


(No cake. That many candles would present a fire hazard.)

This video is closed-captioned.

Posted: 10 August 2016
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Alex di Giovanni has been editing The Torch since August 2006. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, she worked as a writer and editor for the National Geographic Society, Plexus Scientific, The Nature Conservancy, The National Foreign Language Center and St. Martin’s Press, among others. She has the best job in the world.

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