Nearly every genre of music, from every walk of life, from 10,000 B.C. to the present can be found. 2019 is the Smithsonian Year of Music. Join us for 365 days of music programming.
Together we can transform the narrative of history to better reflect women’s and girls’ stories.
Explore hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.
Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices initiative promotes the documentation and revitalization of the world’s endangered languages and the knowledge preserved in them.
Take one small step back to 1969 through the Smithsonian's collections.
Gladys Bentley, a blues singing trailblazer, was unapologetically herself.
From vintage to high-tech, there's something for every child (and child at heart) in our collections.
Swinging for the fences with these items in our collections.
Completed May 10, 1869, the railroad accelerated expansion into the American West leading to opportunities for some and challenges and hardships for others.
Celebrating singer and actress Judy Garland (June 10, 1922–June 22, 1969), entertainer extraordinaire.
June is wedding season. A sampling of wedding-related artwork, artifacts, and stories from across our museums.
A look at the fight to get the right to vote through the Smithsonian's collections.
American women on stage and screen as reflected in Smithsonian collections.
To find safe and friendly accommodations, travelers relied on a network of shared advice and published travel guides such as the "Green Book."
A gift from France in 1886, Lady Liberty in our collections and across America.
Nearly gone from the Caribbean in the years following 1492, native culture and heritage thrives today.