Cooking Up History at the National Museum of American History

November 4, 2022

COOKING UP HISTORY “Cooking Up History”“Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Spirit with Ancestral Food” Guest chefs: Elena Terry and Zoe FessNov. 4; NoonWallace H. Coulter PlazaFirst Floor, WestRegister for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/399656151307Guest chefs […]

Real-Life Ghost Stories Haunt City’s Historic Landmarks 

October 12, 2022

Compiled by Kate Oczypok Now that it’s spooky season, ghost stories abound. We set out to explore tales of apparitions haunting the halls of our local museums and homes, many of […]

Remembering David McCullough 

August 11, 2022

It is hard to say goodbye to my friend David McCullough, who died Aug. 7 at the age of 89. We met in 1989 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, at the centennial commemoration […]

National Museum of American History May Events

May 1, 2022

“Becoming Chinese American”New Perspectives case outside “Girlhood (It’s complicated)”Closing June 28Second Floor, East  Chinese American Virginia Lee wore the vest and trousers on display in the early 1900s. Born in […]

National Museum of American History March Events

March 30, 2022

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Great Americans” Medal Posthumous Presentation March 30; 6:30 p.m. ET Virtual Event, Free with Registration:  https://smithsoniannmah.swoogo.com/RBG  The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recognized for her groundbreaking commitment to gender equity and human rights, will posthumously receive the National Museum […]

National Museum of American History Spring Events

March 18, 2022

MARCH EXHIBITION OPENING “Discovery and Revelation”Opens March 18, 2022; Closes March 31, 2023Nicholas F. and Eugenia Taubman GallerySecond Floor, West WingOne of the most significant factors in the development of […]

“The Electric Dr. Franklin” at The National Museum of American History

November 22, 2021

“The Electric Dr. Franklin” Opens Nov. 22, 2021 Artifact Walls Second Floor, Center West “The Electric Dr. Franklin” showcase explores the founding father’s pioneering electrical work and will feature objects […]

 “Recovering Food Histories with Toni Tipton-Martin and Friends” with the National Museum of American History

November 5, 2021

 “Recovering Food Histories with Toni Tipton-Martin and Friends” Friday, Nov.  5, Noon–1:15 p.m. EDT For details and registration information, please visit https://americanhistory.si.edu/topics/food-history Join in a virtual salon featuring cookbook author and […]

Immigration and Innovation: New Perspectives webinar series with the National Museum of American History

November 1, 2021

Immigration and Innovation: New Perspectives webinar series Nov. 1, 2 and 3; 1-2:30 p.m. Check Lemelson website for Zoom link at https://invention.si.edu/ Immigration has long been—and remains—a key driver of American innovation. […]

“Beer Histories, Now” 

October 22, 2021

Ticketed Event A conversation held in collaboration with The Smithsonian Associates Friday, October 22, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET   Americans have been brewing, enjoying, and thinking about […]