Nearly every genre of music, from every walk of life, from 10,000 B.C. to the present can be found.
Explore hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.
Secretary Skorton leads a vibrant conversation about the role of immigrants in our nation.
Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices initiative promotes the documentation and revitalization of the world’s endangered languages and the knowledge preserved in them.
In celebration of the Year of the Earth Pig in the Chinese zodiac, discover pigs in the collections.
On February 22, 1956, Parks was taken into custody on charges of violating an Alabama law prohibiting boycotts. This photo appeared on the front page of the New York Times the next day.
From vintage to high-tech, there's something for every child (and child at heart) in our collections.
Nearly gone from the Caribbean in the years following 1492, native culture and heritage thrives today.
This dress tells the story of the "Little Rock Nine" and the fight for a quality education for all Americans.
A gift from France in 1886, Lady Liberty in our collections and across America.
Featuring pioneering women, including Grace Murray Hopper, developer of the first English-language data processing language.
The daughter of former slaves, journalist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells vigorously investigated and exposed racism.
The Smithsonian celebrates an American civil rights icon with a look through the collections.
Explore photographs, objects, and artifacts that reveal how music infuses our everyday life, brightening it with its sounds and beats.
TIme magazine cover portraits of newsworthy people and events.
Learn how the Smithsonian studies and protects the history and heritage of the Tsaatan deer herders in Mongolia.