Friends of the Smithsonian Member Events

One of the most exciting benefits that Friends of the Smithsonian members receive is invitations to exclusive digital and in-person member events.

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Upcoming Events

Luncheon and Conversation with Dr. Monique M. Chism, Under Secretary for Education

December 6, 2022

The Office of the Under Secretary for Education is charged with developing a comprehensive strategy for the Smithsonian’s educational mission that builds external partnerships and solidifies and extends the Smithsonian’s position as one of the world’s leading education champions. We have set an ambitious goal to inspire 50 million students and 3.2 million teachers, reaching every classroom in America. Dr. Chism will share the Smithsonian's plans to reach students across the country both in the classroom and outside the classroom, with a particular focus on reaching rural America.

Join or renew as a Friend of the Smithsonian to attend this event.

For more information about this event, please call 202-633-6300 or email membership@si.edu.

Hidden Figures No More: Women in Aviation and Space History

December 7, 2022

Since the advent of aviation and space flight, women have been a part of every major milestone and every mundane task. Women’s history is the history of aviation and spaceflight. Yet women’s stories are undertold and underimagined, leading to an erasure from the historical record that contributes to the continued underrepresentation of women in these fields today.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is committed to disrupting this pattern by researching and amplifying women’s stories in exhibitions, public programs and digital resources. In this talk you will learn more about this important work and some of the histories being amplified today.

Join or renew as a Friend of the Smithsonian to attend this event.

For more information about this event, please call 202-633-6300 or email membership@si.edu.

Recent Events

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Movement of Life

Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women