December 7, 1991. “Time Covers the War: Personalities from World War II” opens at the National Portrait Gallery. We should note that despite the illustration, Napoleon Bonaparte was not one of those personalities. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: December 7, 1991
November 18, 1944. A U.S. Navy sailor in the Pacific finds a pen pal in the Smithsonian Secretary. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: November 18, 1944
October 26, 1993. The world’s first operational jet bomber goes on display at the Air and Space Museum. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: October 26, 1993
An old veteran comes out of retirement April 1 at the Udvar-Hazy Center. Continue reading Restored and ready for inspection, sir!
The real Monuments Men may not be sexier than George Clooney (because really, who is?) but their adventures are even more exciting–because they really happened. Learn more about the men–and women–who saved some of Europe’s most important masterpieces from destruction. Continue reading Meet the real “Monuments Men”