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...

Blog Posts in "First Ladies"

A woman wearing a yellow sweater and wearing purple gloves carefully manipulates the fabric of a beautiful white gown with delicate flower and sequin details. The gown is one-shoulder strap. It was worn by First Lady Michelle Obama. The dress is on a form.
Sunae Park Evans probably knows Martha Washington’s measurements better than anyone, including her own seamstress. As the senior costume...
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...