All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
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.
From vintage to high-tech, there's something for every child (and child at heart) in our collections.
Marking the passage of days with varied types of calendars throughout history.
Nearly gone from the Caribbean in the years following 1492, native culture and heritage thrives today.
Featuring pioneering women, including Grace Murray Hopper, developer of the first English-language data processing language.
The Smithsonian celebrates an American civil rights icon with a look through the collections.
A gift from France in 1886, Lady Liberty in our collections and across America.
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.
Discover women writers who have made a mark on American history and culture.
Explore the online companion to the bold exhibition revealing the ways American Indian images, names, and stories are hidden in plain sight.
What does is mean to be an American today? Secretary Skorton leads a vibrant discussion.