September 5, 2006. History grinds to a halt. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: September 5, 2006
August 25, 2006. “Treasures of American History” prepares to open at a temporary home at the Air and Space Museum. These ARE the droids you are looking for. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: August 25, 2006
May the Fourth be With You. This month marks the 42nd anniversary of the premier of “Star Wars,” the first film in the epic series. Matthew MacArthur explains how this iconic film enthralled a generation and why it still resonates today. Continue reading Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away
Since its debut in 1977, “Star Wars” has become a hugely popular cultural force. The Star Wars saga continues today with the release of the much anticipated “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” proof of the strong and lasting impact of this sci-fi epic. Museum specialist Drew Robarge shares some of his favorite Star Wars-related items from the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Continue reading Star Wars: The Force is strong with this museum
Sith lord Darth Vader, Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces, and Smithsonian Acting Secretary Al Horvath both turned up for the premiere of “Star Wars: The Power of Costume.” Continue reading Rebel. Jedi. Princess. Queen…and Acting Secretary?
Astronomers have discovered a planet that orbits two suns, just as the planet Tatooine does in the epic “Star Wars.” Continue reading In a galaxy not so far away: Luke Skywalker’s home planet?
“Star Wars: The Magic of Myth” opens at the National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition contains nearly 200 authentic props, costumes, characters and artworks used to make the trilogy of movies. The exhibition examines the mythology underlying the “Star Wars&rdquo movies.