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Smithsonian Snapshot: Stay Sharp This School Year

With back-to-school season underway, just the sight of this pencil sharpener may bring back memories of school days past. Generations after it was first introduced, this style of sharpener can still be found in schools today.
10-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smithsonian Gardens Presents “Habitat”

For the first time in its 47-year history, Smithsonian Gardens is presenting a campus-wide exhibition featuring multiple exhibits across the Smithsonian. “Habitat,” on display through December 2020, includes 14 distinct exhibits in indoor and...
1-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Meet the Smithsonian Secretary Who Studied the Sun

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and occurs when one of Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the sun, and the sun reaches its highest position in the sky. The Smithsonian’s fifth Secretary Charles G. Abbot (from...
21-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smithsonian’s Sidedoor Podcast Returns for Season Four

The Smithsonian’s Sidedoor has returned with new episodes and a new host. Now in its fourth season, the podcast invites listeners to step behind the curtain into a fascinating world of Smithsonian stories.
17-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Celebrate Summer With the Smithsonian’s “Solstice Saturday”

The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer—“Solstice Saturday”—with free parties, programs and performances June 22. In addition to programs for adults and children throughout the day, most Smithsonian museums will be open...
14-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smithsonian Regents Name Lonnie Bunch 14th Smithsonian Secretary

The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents announced today it elected Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, as the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, effective June...
28-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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National Portrait Gallery Presents “In Mid-Sentence”

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present “In Mid-Sentence,” a selection of photographs from the museum’s collection that, when seen together, showcase the camera’s ability to capture people in dialogue. Featuring more than...
3-Apr-2019 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smithsonian Latino Center’s Molina Family Latino Gallery To Open in 2021 at the National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian Latino Center’s first gallery space, the Molina Family Latino Gallery, will be dedicated to celebrating the U.S. Latino experience and open at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2021. The gallery, designed...
6-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Smithsonian Snapshot: Preserving Coral Reefs

Threatened coral reefs have a protector in Smithsonian scientist Mary Hagedorn. Based in Oahu, Hawaii, Hagedorn has been a research scientist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute for 20 years. Her innovative, interdisciplinary work uses...
31-Mar-2017 4:10 PM EDT

Smithsonian Profile: Antonio Curet, Curator of Archaeology

Smithsonian curator Antonio Curet studies the vast collections from Latin America and the Caribbean at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to develop exhibits that tell the rich histories of these indigenous cultures. He talks...
4-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Perfil Smithsonian: Antonio Curet, Curador de Arqueología

Antonio Curet estudia las amplias colecciones de objetos provenientes de Latinoamérica y el Caribe en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano del Smithsonian, para desarrollar exposiciones que cuentan la historia de estas culturas indígenas.
4-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Perfil Smithsonian: Margaret Salazar-Porzio, curadora de historia y cultura latina

Margaret Salazar-Porzio ayuda a contar la historia de los latinos en los Estados Unidos, adquiriendo objetos y desarrollando exposiciones en el Museo Nacional de Historia Americana.
6-May-2014 11:30 AM EDT

Smithsonian Profile: Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Curator of Latino History and Culture

Smithsonian curator Margaret Salazar-Porzio helps tell the story of Latinos in the United States. She talks about her work in this short video profile.
6-May-2014 11:15 AM EDT

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