Mar
09

Trusted Sources: Why museums and libraries are more relevant than ever

Trusted Sources: Why museums and libraries are more relevant than ever

With the proliferation of “alternative facts” and accusations of “fake news” formenting ever deeping distrust of traditional media and information sources, where do we turn for nonpartisan, unbiased and accurate information about the world around us and the events that affect us? Continue reading Trusted Sources: Why museums and libraries are more relevant than ever

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Mar
07

ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2017

ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2017

Record-breaking crowds turn out for Smashing Pumpkins! Or rather, pumpkin-smashing crowd turns out for record breaking exhibition! In a week where we learned more about cuts to arts funding, it’s great to see an art exhibition draw a rock-star audience. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2017

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Mar
04

Today in Smithsonian History: March 4, 1881

Today in Smithsonian History: March 4, 1881

March 4, 1881. The inaugural ball for President James Garfield is held at the as-yet unfinished National Museum building. Less than four months later, on July 2, 1881, Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C.; he died in Elberon, New Jersey eleven weeks later, on September 19, 1881. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: March 4, 1881

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