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Going Old School
We’re going back to school with inspiration from across the Smithsonian’s collections.
Victorian Women’s Must-Have Accessories? Bouquet Holders
Peruse the tiny and ornate fashion of bouquet holders from Smithsonian Gardens.
Meet the Owls That Lived in the Smithsonian Castle
This pair stayed in a tower in the 1970s, but they weren't the building's only owl residents.
Remembering Abstract Artist Sam Gilliam
See pieces by Gilliam from across the Smithsonian’s collections.
Five Objects in the New National Museum of the American Latino Gallery
These Smithsonian collections tell how Latino history is American history.
A Dreamer’s Graduation Attire
Explore an object from the first online exhibition from the National Museum of the American Latino.
Cozy Up with a Book for National Library Week
This dreamy library scene is from the pages of a 1919 design publication.
This Map Reimagines 1930s Chicago Without Redlining
Amanda Williams created
Cadastral Shaking (Chicago v1)
by cutting and shaking up map pieces.
Meet the Julia Child of Orchids
Rebecca Northen shared her knowledge of orchids with a wide audience.
Who Designed the Transgender Flag?
The first transgender pride flag debuted in 1999. Learn about the flag's designer and symbolism.
This Bible Kept Record of One Family’s History After Slavery
During Reconstruction, newly freed African Americans embraced liberty by establishing families.
These Valentines Pushed for a Woman’s Right to Vote
Send some love that supports the suffrage cause from the National Museum of American History.
Squirreling Away This Winter?
Meet the squirrel ancestor who lived millions of years before the last ice age.
What Happens at the National Zoo When It Snows?
Some animals enjoy the winter weather, while others stay cozy in heated pools and dens.
How Do You Photograph a Single Snowflake?
More than 100 years ago, Wilson A. Bentley was the first person to capture an individual snowflake.
See the Thousands of Poinsettias the Smithsonian Cares For
Explore the Smithsonian Gardens greenhouses and learn more about these festive plants.
These Cozy Stamps Began as Real Knitting
Embrace sweater weather with the artwork behind these pieces of postage.
This Thanksgiving, Try the Fossil Turducken
We’re serving up an extinct sea monster and facts about the dinosaur on your table.
These Smithsonian Objects Bridge the Past and the Future
Travel through time at the Arts and Industries Building.
Fall Fashion from Ira Tucker, Lead Singer of the Dixie Hummingbirds
Tucker performed for decades with the gospel quartet.
How the Smithsonian Founder’s Bones Made Their Way to D.C.
British scientist James Smithson’s final resting place is in the Smithsonian Castle.
Five Architecture Facts About the Arts and Industries Building
Tour dazzling design details of the Smithsonian's first museum.
This Converted Pressure Cooker Makes a Global Statement
The artwork has a message about women’s representation around the world.
Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?
The start of fall brings cooler temperatures and shorter days that transform trees.
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