For several decades after the Revolution, Paul Revere was as famous for his church bells as for his midnight ride. His role as a horse-...
On June 17, 1885, a French ship, the Isère, arrived in New York Harbor laden with very special cargo—more than 200 crates filled with...
As the museum's social media manager, I get to see many snapshots our visitors share on social media while they're here. Frequently...

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"One Man, One Vote" poster with photo of man in hat and overalls, black and white
Joy Lyman, one of the museum's Freedom School Scholars, will moderate the National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer on February 5, 2014. Joy...
To uncover the secret lives of museum objects, our curators hit the road. History Explorer staffer Sarah Coffee interviewed Curator Rayna...
Drawing of buffalo hunting
Image of a buffalo chase drawn by Wohaw, Beef, Wolf Robe or Gu hau de (Kiowa), drawn between 1875 and 1878 at Fort Marion, FloridaA herd of...
Editor's note: Political conventions generate a lot of stuff, including signs, pins, and, well, cheesehead hats. In this post, Project...
April 14 marks the 100th anniversary of the ocean liner Titanic’s tragic sinking in the North Atlantic. As part of our History Explorer “...
Editor’s note: This blog is the third in a three-part series on the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. Read about the...
Editor's note: Listen to Matthew Hersch discuss the history behind the development of the space suit. From early high altitude suits, to...
Editor's Note: This post is part of a series to accompany Inventive Voices podcasts from the Lemelson Center for the Study of...
Colorful prosthetic foot with green swirls and a gecko image
Editor's Note: This post is part of a series to accompany Inventive Voices podcasts from the Lemelson Center for the Study of...
Portrait of Mary Lou Williams, CBS studio, New York, N.Y., ca. April 1947. Courtesy of William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin...
Squishy gunk in tubes. This space food package in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum contains pureed beef...
The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center is dedicated to the study of invention and innovation in the history of the United States....
On a recent trip to Wisconsin, I had the opportunity to spend a morning and afternoon in the City of Milwaukee. Now, I’m a regular visitor...
Loyal readers of our blog are surely familiar with the museum's theater programs, especially Join the Student Sit-Ins. This...