Fall Visual Arts Preview

September 13, 2023

Cushner   American University Museum   Through Dec. 10   One of six fall exhibitions at the American University Museum at the Katzen Center, “Cushner” displays 34 examples of current work — from […]

National Museum of American History: Calendar of Exhibitions and Events: June 2023

May 16, 2023

EXHIBITIONS OPENING “Treasures and Trouble: Looking Inside a Legendary Blues Archive”Archives Center, First Floor, WestOpens June 23 The exhibit explores the many treasures and troubles found within Robert “Mack” McCormick’s one-of-a-kind music […]

National Museum of American History April 2023 Events

March 22, 2023

“Mirror, Mirror: Reflections of America in Disney Parks” Albert H. Small Documents GalleryThird Floor, EastNote New Date: Opens April 28, 2023, Closes March 2024This exhibit explores how Disney theme parks serve as […]

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 […]

Cooking Up History at the National Museum of American History

October 10, 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 […]

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

April 20, 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 11, 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 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 […]

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

October 28, 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. […]