April 2017–November 2018
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Secretary Skorton leads a vibrant conversation about the role of immigrants in our nation.
Nearly every genre of music, from every walk of life, from 10,000 B.C. to the present can be found.
Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices initiative promotes the documentation and revitalization of the world’s endangered languages and the knowledge preserved in them.
This holiday music sampler from the Smithsonian Folkways collection includes 56 songs from 24 nations on an interactive map.
Manfred Anson, who escaped Nazi Germany as a teenager, designed this Hanukkah lamp to mark the centennial of the Statue of Liberty.
Riveting and inclusive: American worker portraits that challenge convention are on view at the National Portrait Gallery.
Conserving culture and artwork featuring the trendiest new technology of its time—the balloon.
Cruise through a sampling of collection items from 1997—from the Apple II computer to Saturday Night Fever.
A tour through the collections from the year the U.S. entered the First World War.
Explore items related to the year, including the Spirit of St. Louis and its famous flight May 20-21, 1927.
Jackie Robinson made history on April 15, 1947, when he broke baseball’s color barrier to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
What does is mean to be an American today? Secretary Skorton leads a vibrant discussion.
A gift from France in 1886, Lady Liberty in our collections and across America.
Now a half-century ago, a look back at 1967 from the "Summer of Love" to the "Long Hot Summer" to the escalating war in Vietnam.
What was happening the year that Amelia Earheart disappeared?