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Happy #MoonMonday! #DidYouKnow that our Moon is a surprisingly dynamic place? New impact craters are being formed. Volca...
11/23/2020

Happy #MoonMonday! #DidYouKnow that our Moon is a surprisingly dynamic place? New impact craters are being formed. Volcanic activity, once thought long extinct, may have happened in the recent past. The crust has recently fractured from slow interior cooling and shrinking of the Moon. It may still be shrinking today!

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has been studying the Moon from lunar orbit since 2009. Its high-resolution imaging system, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), has taken over a million images of the surface and revealed details never before seen. Many of these images are part of our "A New Moon Rises" exhibition. #ANewMoonRises

Our “The Way We Worked” exhibition explores America’s work history—like these ladies hauling blocks of ice in the early ...
11/20/2020

Our “The Way We Worked” exhibition explores America’s work history—like these ladies hauling blocks of ice in the early 1900s!

Green Book sites owned by Black women were dominant throughout the pages of the guide! From beauty shops to funeral home...
11/19/2020

Green Book sites owned by Black women were dominant throughout the pages of the guide! From beauty shops to funeral homes, woman-run business provided comfort, service & personality to travelers across the country. Without the Black women business owners, the Green Book would not have had as many successful listings as it did. You can see our traveling exhibition "The Negro Motorist Green Book" now at our Smithsonian Affiliations member, National Civil Rights Museum at the Historic Lorraine Motel! #GreenBook

Billie Holiday was an African American jazz vocalist who lived in an era in which society conspired to limit her agency ...
11/17/2020

Billie Holiday was an African American jazz vocalist who lived in an era in which society conspired to limit her agency and power. What she had was her intellect, her courage & her art—her wondrous voice—to challenge these norms and convey her messages. #BecauseOfHerStory

Happy #MoonMonday! In 1953, mathematician Katherine Johnson joined the NACA (later NASA Langley) as a human “computer.” ...
11/16/2020

Happy #MoonMonday! In 1953, mathematician Katherine Johnson joined the NACA (later NASA Langley) as a human “computer.” She calculated spacecraft trajectories from Project Mercury to Apollo! #BecauseOfHerStory #Apollo #InspirationalBlackWomen

Votes For Women NM
11/13/2020

Votes For Women NM

🌻𝗢𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝟰 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗟𝗲𝗳𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻!🌻

When exploring the Votes For Women exhibit, don't forget to fill out the #ScavengerHunt form!

You can complete the scavenger hunt form by downloading a fillable PDF form. Click here for the PDF form: https://tinyurl.com/VotesScavHunt

You can either print, scan or take a picture of the completed form and email to [email protected]
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Complete the scavenger hunt form online via a Google Survey here: https://tinyurl.com/VotesForWomenNM

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Here's a handy guide to help find all of the banners ⤵️ https://tinyurl.com/VFWScavengerHuntMap

Winners will be selected and notified during the week of November 16, 2020. The last day to submit an entry is November 14, 2020.

#VotesForWomenNM #100YearsOfVoting #19thAmendment
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In this final episode of Season 1 of Museum on Main Street's "Stories From Main Street" podcast, explore what people and...
11/13/2020

In this final episode of Season 1 of Museum on Main Street's "Stories From Main Street" podcast, explore what people and communities are doing to save and protect our waterways. Listen to “Worth Saving” here: bit.ly/31YwGkP #MyWaterStory

Over the past century, we’ve learned that our access to clean, usable water is far from guaranteed. The cars, factories, and agriculture of our industrial age have not been kind to our waterways. In 2009, an Environmental Protection Agency assessment revealed that 55% of our rivers and streams were suffering from pollution and considered to be in poor condition. That’s not even including our lakes, bays, gulfs, and oceans, into which we’ve dumped chemicals, waste, and plastic.

In #StoriesFromMainSt’s the final episode of season 1, we explore what people and communities are doing to save and protect our waterways. Listen to “Worth Saving” here: bit.ly/31YwGkP #MyWaterStory

#DidYouKnow? Narwhals cannot be kept in captivity. That is one reason they are difficult to study. Females only give bir...
11/12/2020

#DidYouKnow? Narwhals cannot be kept in captivity. That is one reason they are difficult to study. Females only give birth once every three years and the pregnancy lasts 14 months!

To observe #VeteransDay, we will be sharing reflections of men and women who participated in the Iraq and Afghanistan th...
11/11/2020

To observe #VeteransDay, we will be sharing reflections of men and women who participated in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters. The portraits and stories you’ll read are part of our “100 Faces of War” traveling exhibition.

Happy #MoonMonday! #DidYouKnow that many incrediblly skilled and talented women, like Hazel Fellows, worked on the #Apol...
11/09/2020

Happy #MoonMonday! #DidYouKnow that many incrediblly skilled and talented women, like Hazel Fellows, worked on the #Apollo11 Mission to the moon?

California African American Museum
11/06/2020

California African American Museum

The greatest leaders are ambassadors of their own life experiences, representing everything they’ve learned and delivering the fruits of that wisdom to the next group of trailblazers.

The wisdom represented by Andrew Young was first gained at the dawn of the civil rights era—a time that saw Young become a minister, help kick off a movement, and tear down the walls of a segregated South as a key member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. A confidant of Martin Luther King Jr., Young helped create the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. After memorable stints as a congressman and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Young served two terms as mayor of Atlanta beginning in 1981. Under his leadership the city was transformed—leaving behind its regional image and taking its place on the international stage. In the tradition of great Black mayors like Tom Bradley, Coleman Young, and Maynard Jackson, Young continues to fight for civil and economic justice.

Young is one of 27 revolutionary men profiled in “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.,” an exhibition that honors Black men and shows how they have altered the course of America, which awaits your visit once LA museums can reopen.

Nina Chanel Abney
Untitled, 2018
Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Andrew Young, 1968
Roland L. Freeman. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture © Roland L. Freeman

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Join the California African American Museum this Saturday (11.7) for DADA Virtual Family Dance Class! from 2-3pm. One of...
11/06/2020
DADA Virtual Family Dance Class!

Join the California African American Museum this Saturday (11.7) for DADA Virtual Family Dance Class! from 2-3pm. One of the cultural pioneers featured in "Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.," Alvin Ailey transformed the landscape of dance, paving the way and inspiring future generations of Black choreographers and performers. Join the Debbie Allen Dance Academy from home as they lead a one-hour hip-hop dance class for the whole family! Clear some space and get ready to sweat and learn moves from one of Los Angeles's premier centers for the study of Black dance.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dada-virtual-family-dance-class-tickets-125206611345?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

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Traveling across the segregated U.S. could be dangerous for African Americans in the mid-20th century. "The Green Book" ...
11/05/2020

Traveling across the segregated U.S. could be dangerous for African Americans in the mid-20th century. "The Green Book" changed all that, listing hundreds of businesses that welcomed black clientele. Our traveling exhibition “The Negro Motorist Green Book” takes an immersive look at the harsh reality of travel for Blacks in mid-century America and the vibrant parallel world of African American-friendly businesses that supported this travel. Don’t miss the opportunity to see it now at our Smithsonian Affiliations partner, the National Civil Rights Museum! Learn more here: bit.ly/NCRMgreenbook

Photo: Unidentified, Family posed inside a car, ca. 1950. Gift of Princetta R. Newman, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Craving more educational resources about our democracy? Check out this Smithsonian Magazine article exploring “Inaugural...
11/04/2020
Inaugural Firsts

Craving more educational resources about our democracy? Check out this Smithsonian Magazine article exploring “Inaugural Firsts,” like the first inaugural parade and who had the longest address. Take a look at presidential inaugurations through time here, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inaugural-firsts-132224366/

When was the first inaugural parade? Who had the longest inaugural address? A look at presidential inaugurations through time

Looking for a little presidential history on this Election Day? Check out the National Portrait Gallery’s “American Pres...
11/03/2020
America's Presidents: National Portrait Gallery

Looking for a little presidential history on this Election Day? Check out the National Portrait Gallery’s “American Presidents.” This online exhibition is the nation's only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House. https://bit.ly/2TPHBIv

Smithsonian NPG exhibition: the nation's only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House.

This Wednesday join the California African American Museum for “Man of Change: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden” from...
11/02/2020
Man of Change: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden

This Wednesday join the California African American Museum for “Man of Change: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden” from 3:30-5:00pm. Romare Bearden is just one of the many dynamic men profiled in our “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth” traveling exhibition.

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We have educational resources for students and teachers that explore the origins and evolution of our American democracy...
11/02/2020

We have educational resources for students and teachers that explore the origins and evolution of our American democracy! Check out our online exhibition “American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith” for more info! https://americanhistory.si.edu/democracy-exhibition #AmericanDemocracy #SmithsonianEdu

Museum on Main Street
10/31/2020

Museum on Main Street

#HappyHalloween! What if someone put potatoes in your trick or treat bag instead of candy? That's exactly what happened in this #StoriesFromMainSt Halloween tale! https://bit.ly/3e7EjK4 What are YOUR traditions around #Halloween?

Museum on Main Street
10/30/2020

Museum on Main Street

If you’ve learned how to swim, you’ve learned how to turn off an instinctual panic signal, and in return your body will let you exist underwater for one to two minutes at a time. We’re the only member of the great ape family who can do this!

In Ep. 5, “Over and Under,” of our #StoriesFromMainSt podcast listen to stories about going under and over—how we escape dry land and take to the water. Dive in here: bit.ly/31YwGkP. #MyWaterStory

#HappyHalloween! Our staff member Carol's furry friend decided to rock a #Narwhal costume this year and we LOVE it! #Did...
10/30/2020

#HappyHalloween! Our staff member Carol's furry friend decided to rock a #Narwhal costume this year and we LOVE it! #DidYouKnow that narwhals are totally having a pop culture moment right now? From a catchy ditty used in a commercial to narwhal‐festooned t‐shirts, narwhal plush toys, and a narwhal‐themed video game—our collective fascination with this single‐tusked mammal is stronger than ever.

Our ancestors did a lot to keep from getting lost!  2,000 years ago Chinese scientists used lodestones (naturally magnet...
10/29/2020

Our ancestors did a lot to keep from getting lost! 2,000 years ago Chinese scientists used lodestones (naturally magnetic), so that the ends would point north snd south, lining up with earth’s magnetic field. This magnetic compass was deconstructed into 33 parts in our “Things Come Apart” exhibition.

Happy #NationalChocolateDay! You can thank the ancient cultures of Central America for discovering cacao beans. They use...
10/28/2020

Happy #NationalChocolateDay! You can thank the ancient cultures of Central America for discovering cacao beans. They used the beans as a form of money and to make chocolate drinks! Our “Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.” traveling exhibition explores the ways that many Native communities have found innovative solutions to environmental challenges by combining traditional knowledge with modern science.

California African American Museum
10/28/2020

California African American Museum

In 1960s America, racial segregation extended to the stars. Space itself was restricted, and for a Black child growing up in South Carolina, dreams of space flight were grounded by the idea of that frontier as accessible only to white pilots. But for Charles F. Bolden—whose childhood fascinations eventually fueled an extraordinary career—the boundaries of racism were not enough to confine his ambition.

As a young Marine, Bolden received encouragement from Ron McNair (the second African American to journey into space) that inspired Bolden’s climb toward the cosmos. After being refused a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy by South Carolina’s state representatives, Bolden’s letter to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson led to a nomination from a Chicago congressman. The young pilot served as an aviator before becoming a NASA astronaut, and suddenly space went from
impossible to tangible—a realm he would not only journey to, but one he could leave his mark on. As pilot and then commander on four momentous shuttle missions, Bolden created a legacy that would make him the first African American appointed Administrator of NASA, and help him develop innovations such as the deep-space vessel, the Orion.

Bolden is one of 27 revolutionary men profiled in “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.,” an exhibition that honors Black men and shows how they have altered the course of America, which awaits your visit once LA museums can reopen.

Bràulio Amado
Charles Bolden Portrait, 2018
Courtesy the artist

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Pauses for a Moment after Watching Orion
Splashdown, 2014
NASA/Bill Ingalls

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Engineer Delores Brown is seen here testing circuits for the control system of a U.S. communication satellite. Mrs. Brow...
10/27/2020

Engineer Delores Brown is seen here testing circuits for the control system of a U.S. communication satellite. Mrs. Brown was the top graduate in 1967 from the school of engineering of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. We explore the diverse ways that Americans have contributed to the nation’s workforce in “The Way We Worked.”

Through grassroots organizing, court action, legislation, and lobbying, the Japanese American community led the nation t...
10/27/2020

Through grassroots organizing, court action, legislation, and lobbying, the Japanese American community led the nation to confront the injustice done to them during WWII. #POTUS Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing an apology and $20,000 to the living Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during the War. #RightingAWrong

10/26/2020
"Dolores Huerta Revolution in the Fields/ Revolución en los Campos" - Curatorial Talk

Did you miss our cutatorial talk on Friday, October 23? We've got you covered! You can watch the full program with our Smithsonian Affiliations partner, the Brannigan Cultural Center (Las Cruces Museums) and Dr. Taina Caragol (Curator of Latino Art & History at National Portrait Gallery) below. Don't forget to visit the Branigan Cultural Center to see our "Dolores Huerta Revolution in the Fields/ Revolución en los Campos" traveling exhibition! #DoloresHuerta

Lunar swirls are some of the Moon’s most beautiful and bizarre features. Some scientists believe they may result from lo...
10/26/2020

Lunar swirls are some of the Moon’s most beautiful and bizarre features. Some scientists believe they may result from local magnetic field anomalies that shield the surface from the solar wind striking the lunar soil. #ANewMoonRises #MoonMonday

Looking for some cool and interesting resources on #AmericanDemocracy. Look no further! "Vote: The Machinery of Democrac...
10/23/2020

Looking for some cool and interesting resources on #AmericanDemocracy. Look no further! "Vote: The Machinery of Democracy" online exhibition from the National Museum of American History looks at the history of voting methods in the United States, which are as varied as the individual states and their local election districts. Explore how ballots and voting systems have evolved over the years as a response to political, social, and technological change, transforming the ways in which Americans vote.

Check it out here: https://americanhistory.si.edu/vote/index.html

Join us and our Smithsonian Affiliations member the Brannigan Cultural Center (Las Cruces Museums) tomorrow at (1 PM/MT)...
10/22/2020

Join us and our Smithsonian Affiliations member the Brannigan Cultural Center (Las Cruces Museums) tomorrow at (1 PM/MT) (3PM/EST) for a Curatorial Talk with Dr. Taína Caragol, Curator of Latino Art & History at the National Portrait Gallery. Join the talk here: rebrand.ly/CuratorTalk

Dr. Caragol will be exploring our traveling exhibition “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/ Revolución en los Campos.” You can see the exhibition now at the Brannigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, NM.

Please join us and our Smithsonian Affiliations member the Brannigan Cultural Center (Las Cruces Museums) for a Curatori...
10/19/2020

Please join us and our Smithsonian Affiliations member the Brannigan Cultural Center (Las Cruces Museums) for a Curatorial Talk with Dr. Taína Caragol, Curator of Latino Art & History at the National Portrait Gallery on Friday Oct. 23 (1 PM/MT) (3PM/EST). Join the talk here: rebrand.ly/CuratorTalk

Dr. Caragol will be exploring our traveling exhibition “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/ Revolución en los Campos.” You can see the exhibition now at the Brannigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, NM.

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10/19/2020

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Happy #MoonMonday! Buzz Aldrin wore these extravehicular gloves during the #Apollo11 Mission. They have an outer, cut-re...
10/19/2020

Happy #MoonMonday! Buzz Aldrin wore these extravehicular gloves during the #Apollo11 Mission. They have an outer, cut-resistant shell of Chromel-R fabric across the hands to prevent fatal air leaks caused by handling sharp objects. #NASA #Moon

California African American Museum
10/16/2020

California African American Museum

Hailing from Compton—a city with legendary ties to Hip-Hop— Kendrick Lamar rose from mixtape prominence to chart dominance on the strength of lyrics so authentic that his songs felt more like testimonials, the raw observations of a rapper judging his city, his country, and even himself. His incredible 2017 LP “Damn.” earned a Grammy Award and became the first Hip-Hop album to win a Pulitzer Prize. But it’s Lamar’s 2015 “To Pimp a Butterfly” that most perfectly taps into the long tradition of Black musical myth-breaking. The funk-laden, jazz-dipped, gospel protests and moral reckonings of “Butterfly” come as a result of his knowledge of his forebearers and the respect he holds for them.

Lamar is one of 27 revolutionary men profiled in “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.,” an exhibition that honors Black men and shows how they have altered the course of America, which awaits your visit once LA museums can reopen.

Derrick Adams
Figure in the Urban Landscape #25
(portrait of Kendrick Lamar), 2018
Courtesy the artist

Kendrick Lamar, 2018
Andrew Lih. Courtesy of Fuzheado/Andrew Lih
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We just received your WWI posters, here at the Mascoutah Public Library, and they are awesome!
Historic Wintersburg, Huntington Beach, California, is so proud to be part of the "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America" exhibit at the Heritage Museum of Orange County! Check out our exhibit on Japanese American early-1900s sports history in Orange County, with the Hometown Teams exhibit in the Quilter's Cottage. This Saturday, we co-host a baseball-theme "picnic blanket" outdoor movie night on the lawn of the 12-acre Heritage Museum. We'll be joined by some of the stars from award-winning short film, "Day of Independence", and after that, the cult classic, "The Sandlot"! If you are in the Orange County, California, area, please join us at 6 pm for the FREE movie night, bring your picnic blanket (picnic baskets with your homemade goodies are okay). Meet the stars under the stars at our late summer outdoor movie night! More information on our blog, www.HistoricWintersburg.blogspot.com
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