April 2017–November 2018
Celebrate our nation's rich cultural heritage with vibrant performances, lectures, and family activities.
Explore hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.
Nearly every genre of music, from every walk of life, from 10,000 B.C. to the present can be found.
Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices initiative promotes the documentation and revitalization of the world’s endangered languages and the knowledge preserved in them.
Explore highlights of Latino music collections at the Smithsonian.
The Anacostia Community Museum renews its mission to convene conversations about community life in a contemporary society.
Smithsonian Insider spoke with curator Ariana Curtis to learn more about her work helping the museum tell a more inclusive story.
Born on this day in 1930, Ray Charles developed an original blend of blues and gospel that would ultimately make him the "father of soul music."
Now a half-century ago, a look back at 1967 from the "Summer of Love" to the "Long Hot Summer" to the escalating war in Vietnam.
Discover women writers who have made a mark on American history and culture.
Discover timepieces in the collections from Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch to a whimsical insect clock.
Tour bicycle related collection items and learn about the bicycle's impact on American culture.
What was happening the year that Amelia Earheart disappeared?
Any old way you choose it, for many, it's got to be rock and roll music.
Explore news related collection objects from across the Smithsonian.
A gift from France in 1886, Lady Liberty in our collections and across America.