We are drowning in plastic. Smithsonian Enterprises is determined help stem the deluge. Continue reading Smithsonian Enterprises tackles one of its biggest challenges yet
Nancy E. Gwinn, director of Smithsonian Libraries since 1997, will be retiring at the end of the year. Continue reading Libraries director may finally catch up on her reading in retirement
Almost 30 new protection officers graduated from basic training in August. Continue reading OPS’ newest officers make the grade
In Memorian: Nancy A. Pope, the founding historian of the National Postal Museum, on August 30. Continue reading In Memoriam: Nancy A. Pope
September 10, 1993. The renovated Insect Zoo opens at Natural History, bigger and buggier than ever. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: September 10, 1993
Celebrate the Bay’s rich musical heritage in a festival dedicated to Chesapeake folk music! Enjoy songs and storytelling from local bands, while taking in the view from a hilltop overlooking the Bay. Continue reading Don’t Miss the Chesapeake Music Festival!
September 9, 1846. The first Board of Regents of the Smithsonian holds its first meeting. They vote to have more meetings. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: September 9, 1846
September 8, 1846. Vice President George Dallas becomes the first Chancellor of of the first Board of Regents of the brand-new Smithsonian. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: September 8, 1846
September 7, 1988. A state-of-the-art veterinary hospital opens at the Zoo. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: September 7, 1988
Almost 70 acclaimed designers will exhibit and sell their work at the 2019 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show and Sale Oct. 3 to Oct. 5 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Continue reading Don’t hang it over the sofa–Wear Your Art!