Only a few days after the passing of James Cotton, one of the country's greatest blues harmonica players, we lost one of our greatest...
Phyllis Diller is widely considered the first female stand-up comic to perform as a solo act. While she is mainly known for her career in...
We asked Eric Jentsch, deputy chair and curator in our Division of Culture and the Arts, for his NCAA bracket picks. Then he disappeared...

Blog Posts in "First Ladies"

Official U.S. citizens with their certificates in hand, waving their flags
Vanessa Chicas, an intern in the museum's Program in Latino History and Culture, reflects on the unique experience she had as a Smithsonian...
When I arrived at orientation and received my internship guide, featuring an image of First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown, I...
Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final installment in a series of posts about designing the new exhibition The First Ladies, which...
Editor’s note: This blog is the third in a series of posts about designing the new exhibition The First Ladies, which opened on November 19...
Editor’s note: This blog is the second in a series of posts about designing the new exhibition: The First Ladies, which opened on November...
Editor’s note: This blog is the first in a series of posts about designing the new exhibition The First Ladies, which opened on November 19...