April 3, 1987. The Smithsonian acquires Folkways Records, founded in 1948 by Moses Asch. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: April 3, 1987
Amy Kehs introduces Cristina Diaz-Carrerra, curator for the Center for Folklife and Cultureal Heritage, and a few of her favorite things.
January 11, 1994. “Workers at the White House” opens as a traveling exhibition. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: January 11, 1994
Smithsonian Second Opinion brings together thought leaders to explore some of the critical issues facing our nation and the world. Secretary David J. Skorton leads a vibrant conversation about the role immigrants play in our nation’s economy, politics, and culture. Continue reading Second Opinion: What does it mean to be an American today?
“Hip-Hop helps us to understand the power of black music and the impact of African American culture on the world.” Continue reading You can make #HipHopHistory
During the week of Independence Day, we thought a lot about what makes us American and what we treasure in America. Oh, and we obsessed over Amelia Earhart, too. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was July 2 – July 8, 2017
We explored some colorful history this week with a fish story about a carp craze and a (peeking through our fingers) look at the Flying Wallendas. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was June 25 – July 1, 2017
What goes around comes around this week as we look at a three-ring circus, a world with two suns, and the symbolism of a single loop of rope. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was June 18 – June 24, 2017
July 13, 1974. The World Eskimo Olympics take place on the Mall. Some events are cancelled when organizers realize too late that it rarely snows in July in Washington, D.C. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: July 13, 1974
July 1, 1967. The very first Folklife Festival opens on the National Mall, featuring various folk. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: July 1, 1967