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Nearly every genre of music, from every walk of life, from 10,000 B.C. to the present can be found at the Smithsonian.
Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices initiative promotes the documentation and revitalization of the world’s endangered languages and the knowledge preserved in them.
When the U.S. entered World War I on April 6, 1917, the military scrambled to secure the materials and industrial capacity necessary to outfit soldiers.
Explore items related to the year, including a pen used to sign the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
From vintage to high-tech, there's something for every child (and child at heart) in our collections.
A gift from France in 1886, Lady Liberty in our collections and across America.
Discover country music—an American art form with roots in folk and blues—as reflected in the Smithsonian's collections.
One of the most influential jazz vocalists of all time, Billie Holiday was renowned for making songs entirely her own.
A look at the fight to get the right to vote through the Smithsonian's collections.
This Technics brand turntable was used by hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash. Discover more hip-hop items in Smithsonian collections.
Explore Asian and Egyptian cats from across Smithsonian collections.
American women on stage and screen as reflected in Smithsonian collections.
Journey with us as we explore the wonders of the Qhapaq Ñan, the Inka Road.
It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness.—James Smithson