Within the Ella Fitzgerald Papers collection, a hidden gem reveals a surprising connection between Fitzgerald and President John F. Kennedy...
The 2016 presidential election brought renewed discussion about the way Americans vote for presidential electors, those who will then cast...
Curious visitors, social media followers, and donors often ask which U.S. presidents have visited the museum. Inspired by the upcoming...

Blog Posts in "September 11"

A handwritten note hastily scrawled on a large rectangular yellow Post-it
In moments of crisis, our first thoughts are usually to get in contact with the people we love. September 11, 2001, was a day when many...
9-11 pin showing Twin Towers and Salvation Army badge
On September 11, 2001, many people watched tragedy unfold on television, dismayed that there was little they could do to help. At her...
Word cloud of words visitor wrote in comments about 9/11 memories, the words "think" and "happen" are biggest
Visitors to the museum's 2011 commemorative event September 11: Remembrance and Reflection were invited to share their stories...
Today, the museum's special tenth anniversary display of September 11 artifacts will close. Hundreds of visitors have left comments...
Editor’s note: Today's post continues the recollections of Jeffrey Brodie, who was working for the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in...
Editor’s note: This blog post is the first of two from Jeffrey Brodie about his experiences collecting for the Smithsonian’s National...
Editor’s Note: Today’s post is written by the producer/director of the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary, 9/11: Stories in Fragments. The...
“Where were you?” We’ve all been hearing this question a lot in the days leading up to the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. From...
Editor’s Note: Today’s post is written by guest blogger and Transportation Security Administration historian, Michael P. C. Smith. Kenneth...
On September 10, 2001, I flew non-stop from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles, to attend a photography seminar at the Getty Museum. It never...
Editor’s note: This post is by Joan Brodsky Schur, an education consultant and participant in the August 3 opening panel discussion...
David Allison’s recent blog post explaining the upcoming commemoration ends with the question, “How did September 11 change...
For most of us, September 11 is only a media event, lived vicariously through commentaries of journalists and designated “experts” who...
Editor’s note; This post is one of a series exploring the 10th anniversary of September 11. Learn about the museum’s commemoration....
Editor’s note: This post is part of a series exploring the 10th anniversary of September 11. Learn about the museum’s commemoration....