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Mayor Bowser Unveils Rosa Parks Plaque at Ceremony (photos)

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, 42 year old Rosa Parks ignored a bus driver's demand to give up her seat in the...

Memorial Day Weekend: Honoring Those Who Served (photos)

Monday, May 27, marked Memorial Day, when all Americans paused to remember and honor the dedication and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

Rolling Thunder’s Last Ride in D.C. (photos)

The 32nd Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run, a motorcycle rally in support of veterans that became a Memorial Day weekend tradition, took place on Sunday, May 26.

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember

MacArthur's "old soldiers" are fading away still, more and more every day, shrinking the number and memories of those who fought in World War II and subsequent actions. 

Honoring the Fallen at Police Week (photos)

The names of 371 law enforcement officers, including 158 who died in 2018, were formally dedicated during the 31st annual candlelight vigil on the National Mall, held on May 13.

Opening Day for Apple Store, History Center at Carnegie Library (photos)

The restoration project, which began in 2016, preserved the Beaux-Arts-style building's historic facades and restored some of its early 20th-century detailing.

Awesome Con Lives Up to Its Name (photos)

Smithsonian Magazine once again partnered with the event, a mecca for fans of comic books and science fiction and fantasy, in a series of lectures and panels called Future Con.

Walking the Red Carpet at Correspondents’ Dinner (photos)

The guest list to this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, April 27, at the Washington Hilton was certainly paired down from...

Earth Day Is the Earth’s Day, All Around Us

Especially in this April time, walk the neighborhoods, go to the zoo, sit on a park bench, march on the trails in the city parks and forests, where light mixes with dark.

Shakespeare’s 455th Birthday at the Folger (photos)

The celebration concluded with a grand appearance and cutting of the cake by Queen Elizabeth I herself, accompanied by her favorite, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burleigh.