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
We may not judge a book by its cover but it’s tempting to judge a book collector by what they covet. Continue reading Collecting the Collectors
Andrea Martin tags along as more than 300 kids find out just what their parents are up to all day during the annual Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Continue reading Inspiring our future colleagues
Mermaid or manatee? C’mon, you really can’t tell the difference? You’ve been out to sea waaaay too long. Continue reading Mermaid or Manatee?
What’s better than curling up with a good book on a gloomy day? Curling up with a good coloring book! Continue reading A is for Antiquarian. B is for Bibliophile. C is for…Crayon?
Don’t talk about politics during Thanksgiving dinner! Amaze your friends and confound your enemies with more turkey-related trivia than you ever thought you wanted to know. Remember, we have millions of objects in our collections—be grateful we didn’t keep going. Continue reading Take a trot through our collections for all things turkey
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet to Hollis Gentry, especially if it’s blooming beneath a family tree. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Hollis Gentry
What do a 500-year-old travelogue, a sandstone castle and a recipe for cooking wolves have in common? Ask the deputy director of Smithsonian Libraries. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Mary Augusta Thomas
We showed a little pride this week with a rare silhouette of an old-fashioned couple and by going ALLCAPS at the Reynolds Center. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was May 27 – June 2, 2018
March 17th is widely celebrated as St. Patrick’s Day but it also happens to be the birthday of notable childrens’ book illustrator Kate Greenaway. Continue reading Don’t burst our bubble–It’s almost spring, isn’t it?