It was a tough week for everyone as we focused on healing both the human damage from natural disasters and devastation to the natural world caused by human action. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Oct. 1 – Oct. 7, 2017
A new book offers a fresh perspective on American history by telling the stories of 101 poignant, inspiring, evocative and astonishing objects from the Smithsonian’s collections. Continue reading The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects
Rebuilding a cultural and artistic legacy five years after Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading The “Mad Potter of Biloxi” gets a new home
A Smithsonian affiliate offers an update on ongoing efforts to help the Haitian people recover from the devastating earthquake that occurred in January. Continue reading Haiti update
The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion is on the move. Conservator Don Williams explains how it must first be carefully dismantled. Continue reading Goodbye, Texas…Hello, New York!
Well, perhaps not in the actual flesh, but two Smithsonian Affiliates, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens in Virginia and the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh are collaborating on an exciting new exhibition. Continue reading President George Washington, meet Senator John Heinz
“Enlightening and a great experience…I have learned more about the opportunities that are out there.” This was the overall sentiment of the 350 students with disabilities who attended Ability Pittsburgh on April 16 at the Senator John Heinz History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate. Coming from schools throughout the city, the students, aged 14 to 21,… Continue reading Ability Pittsburgh helps students sharpen life skills
Natural History John Kress, curator and research scientist in the Department of Botany, and SI Libraries curator Leslie Overstreet were featured April 12 in a special segment of “CBS Sunday Morning” that highlighted his collaboration with photographer Jonathan Singer on Botanica Magnifica. The original folio copy of this magnificent collection of photographs of rare plants… Continue reading Staff in the News