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What You Never Knew About Ronald Reagan National Airport: Abingdon Plantation, an Extraordinary Resource for American History

Thomas A. Foster | Posted 02.04.2015 | DC
Thomas A. Foster

The next time that you're in Washington, DC, stop by the remains of Abingdon Plantation and reflect on how it symbolizes our nation's history.

Smithsonian 'Ignores The Destructive Side Of Homosexuality' With New Exhibitions, Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Tony Perkins isn't pleased by the Smithsonian Institution's recent addition of "Will and Grace" memorabilia as well as other historical documents rele...


AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — A "Night at the Museum" will be a reality for students at the Smithsonian this summer. The Smithsonian Associates w...

WATCH: Ever Wonder Where Museums Get Those Prehistoric Heads?

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Ever wonder about the origins of those incredibly life-like busts of our prehistoric ancestors on display in natural history museums? As it turns ...

'Spidey Suit' Heads From Broadway To The Museum

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Before Spider-Man takes his final bow on Broadway this weekend, the show is swinging into history in another way. Producers of "Spi...

PHOTOS: D.C. Museum Features Weird History

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- There aren't many places where you can see George Washington's hair, a stone from Joan of Arc's dungeon and a fence rail split by Abraha...

The Parthenon Marbles: A Piece of History Still Orphaned

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The Acropolis Museum, founded on the passion and spirit of Melina Mercouri, the renowned Greek actress and Minister of Culture, patiently awaits the return of the Parthenon Marbles to their rightful resting place.

South Carolina Slave Cabin Heads To Washington, D.C.

AP | Posted 05.14.2013 | Black Voices

EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. -- A slave cabin on Edisto Island in coastal South Carolina will be preserved by the Smithsonian Institution. The Post and Courie...

Erin Ruberry

PHOTOS: TV Star's Washington Moment | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It was one of the most iconic moments in the history of daytime TV: With a shout of "The streak is over!" Susan Lucci, after 19 nominati...

5 Free Ways To See Washington

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — There are probably more free things to do in the U.S. capital than nearly any other major city in the world. The most popular museu...

Will You Stop Buying Things That Carry This Logo?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.08.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Should the Washington Redskins change their name? A panel discussion at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, "Ra...

Gabby Douglas Donates Olympic Items To Smithsonian

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is donating personal items to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Cultur...

Smithsonian Obama Exhibit Takes Shape At Inauguration

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- As crowds descended and the inauguration unfolded, a few museum curators in Washington kept watch for symbols and messages that would ma...

David Adjaye on the Significance of the New Smithsonian (VIDEO) | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts

David Adjaye's design was selected from a list of 70 projects, led by some of the world's most renowned names in architecture. The building will be the final piece to bring the historical Washington National Mall to completion.

The Smithsonian Celebrates the Faces of American Poetry

John Lundberg | Posted 12.21.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

The Smithsonian exhibit is great way to meditate on how American poetry has changed in response to American culture, and how it will continue to change. As Whitman put it "I tramp a perpetual journey, (come listen all!)."

PHOTOS: 'Museum Day' Means Free Admission

Posted 09.28.2012 | Travel

On Saturday, museums across America will adopt the Smithsonian Insitution's free admission policy for 24 hours, allowing visitors to enjoy their colle...

40 Under 40: The Future of Craft Debuts

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is celebrating 40 years of exhibitions at the institute's Renwick Gallery, a branch of the museum dedicated to cra...

Smithsonian's New Exhibit Focuses On Immigration

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.12.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" have a new home with a diverse set of artifacts in a new timeline of American histo...

The Week In Art: Controversial Urinals, Mona's Replica And Love That Smells

Posted 02.04.2012 | Arts

This week was one of many discoveries at HuffPost Arts. We found out that the Mona Lisa is not alone and that seashells are just as beautiful on the i...

Your Protest Sign Could End Up In The Smithsonian

Posted 01.02.2012 | Arts

Each day, Occupy Wall Street grows larger and the question persists: will this movement change history? The Smithsonian thinks it might. The Smiths...

Thomas Jefferson's Slaves To Feature In Touchy Smithsonian Show

AP | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is planning an exhibit with Thomas Jefferson's Monticello to e...

Chilean Miners Exhibit in Smithsonian Museum

Posted 10.04.2011 | Home Their story is not only going to the big screen, but the extraordinary tale of 33 Chilean miners will also be featured at the Sm...

PHOTOS: TOP TEN: Street Art Moments Of The Decade

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

While many of the antecedents of our modern Street Art movement can be traced to the 1960's, the last 10 years have provided a perfect storm of demogr...

Free Entrance To Museums On September 25th To Celebrate Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day | With Kitty Bean Yancey, Laura Bly and Jayne Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Free admission isn't just for Washington, D.C., museums anymore. More than 1,300 museums nationwide will open their doors free of charge on Saturday,...

Climate Change And Human Evolution: Did Climate 'Make Us'?

NPR | Christopher Joyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There's a plan afoot among evolutionary scientists to launch a big new project -- to look back in time and find out how climate change over millions o...