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. […]

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 […]

Cooking Up History: Lena Richard’s New Orleans Cook Book: A Groundbreaking Story of Innovation and Resilience

August 5, 2021

Guest Chef: Dee Lavigne Aug. 5; 6:45 p.m. Virtual demonstration Tickets available for purchase here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/lena-richards-new-orleans-cook-book-groundbreaking-story-of-innovation-and-resilience Lena Richard, a Black chef and entrepreneur in New Orleans, built a culinary career in the segregated […]

Cooking Up History: Pleibol and Eat Well! Latino Culinary Traditions and Américas’ Game

July 26, 2021

Monday, July 26; 6:45 p.m. Virtual demonstration Tickets available for purchase here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/subscriptions/series/?id=175503 Explore the tangible connections between baseball and Latino culinary traditions, food fusions, and experiences that reflect broader themes […]

“¡Pleibol!” Virtual Exhibition Opening

July 9, 2021

July 9; 7 p.m. Free; required signup: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pleibol-virtual-exhibition-opening-tickets-157118189735 In a virtual opening celebration of the new exhibition “¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues” / “En los barrios y las grandes ligas,” […]

“¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues” / “En los barrios y las grandes ligas”

July 2, 2021

Opens July 2; Closes July 2022 Albert H. Small Documents Gallery Second Floor, East This summer, the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd will be heard […]

Girlhood & Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage at the National Museum of American History

June 24, 2021

Girlhood (It’s complicated)  Closes Jan. 2, 2023 Second Floor, West While the nursery rhyme tells us that girls are “made of sugar and spice and everything nice,” history demonstrates that […]

Weekly Arts Round Up, May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

This weekend: a “makers market” at Dumbarton House and live jazz at Glover Park Grill. Starting May 21, you can visit Xiao Qi Ji, the National Zoo’s “Little Miracle,” in panda (so to speak).

More D.C. Institutions Reopening

April 26, 2021

On April 23, the Smithsonian Institution announced that it is planning to reopening seven museums and the National Zoo in May. 

Weekly Arts Round Up, April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Five works of light art will make their Georgetown debut tomorrow, when “Glow” opens to the public. Glen Echo Park’s Dentzel Carousel is 100, and the virtual celebration has begun.