“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 […]

“Flying Merkel Motorcycle,” 1913 

October 1, 2021

Opens Oct. 1; Closes TBD First Floor, East within “America on the Move”  The Flying Merkel brand of motorcycles was produced in Philadelphia and Ohio from around 1910 to 1916. The motorcycles, with […]

Filipino American History Month: “Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalanduyan and Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora” 


A double album of Philippine kulintang music Virtual Release: Oct. 1  Kulintang Kultura pays homage to the late Danongan “Danny” Kalanduyan, a talented musician and generous teacher who championed traditional Filipino kulintang gong music in the United […]

Cooking Up History: Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: Chinese Americans and the Power of Stir-Frying at the National Museum of American History

September 30, 2021

Cooking Up History: Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: Chinese Americans and the Power of Stir-Frying Sept. 30; 6:45 p.m. Virtual demonstration Tickets available for purchase here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/stir-frying-to-skys-edge-chinese-americans-and-power-of-stir-frying In Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge, […]

“A Nation Grieves” 

September 17, 2021

A Display of COVID-19 Memorial Flags Opens Sept. 17; Closes December 2021 Second Floor, East The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History collected 24 of the white plastic flags from […]

Escaramuza Dress New Perspectives case in Girlhood (It’s complicated)


Opens Sept. 17; Closes Winter 2021 Second Floor, East  A new case outside of “Girlhood (It’s complicated)” will showcase additional collections. An escaramuza charra dress worn by Veronica Davila is on […]

Emmet Till: RIver Site Historical Marker

September 3, 2021

Opens Sept. 3; Closes Oct. 5 Flag Hall, Second Floor, Center During a visit to see his great uncle in Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, of Chicago, was brutally lynched Aug. […]

Emmet Till: River Site Historical Marker


Opens Sept. 3; Closes Oct. 5 Flag Hall, Second Floor, Center During a visit to see his great uncle in Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, of Chicago, was brutally lynched Aug. […]

Sept. 11th 20th Anniversary Programming at the National Museum of American History

September 1, 2021

SEPT. 11 20TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMMING The National Museum of American History will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 with three panel discussions centered on the theme of “Hidden Stories, Hidden Voices” to explore […]

Stories of Black Philanthropy: Treasures from the National Museum of American History

August 10, 2021

Aug. 10, 3-4 p.m. EST Virtual program Free with online registration: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eSo6QtNGQSCs1I7abyyeUw In celebration of Black Philanthropy Month, this program takes audiences behind-the-scenes to learn what curators and interns are discovering […]