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.
A Civil War military history researcher explains where Memorial Day celebrations came from.
Born May 24, 1941, this reluctant countercultural icon of the 1960s remains an influential American voice.
Asian Pacific Americans have been central to the American story. Explore related collections from across the Smithsonian.
From vintage to high-tech, there's something for every child (and child at heart) in our collections.
Live aloha and explore the rich cultural and natural history of Hawai'i.
Completed May 10, 1869, the railroad accelerated expansion into the American West leading to opportunities for some, challenges for many, and hardships for others.
What was once a delicacy for the nobles in Japan has been popularized to reach a wide domestic and international audience.
A gift from France in 1886, Lady Liberty in our collections and across America.
This digital exhibition presents the extraordinary life stories of 12 Nisei soldiers who served in the US Armed Forces in World War II.
American women on stage and screen as reflected in Smithsonian collections.
Millions of Americans rode bicycles at the end of the 1800s. Learn how the craze empowered women and changed fashion.