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Timeline Photos
09/11/2021

Timeline Photos

When United Flight 93 crashed in an open field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on 9/11, Lorraine Bay was among the seven crew members and 33 passengers killed.

One of United's most experienced flight attendants with 37 years of experience, Bay recorded each flight she flew in this logbook. It's now in our National Museum of American History's collection.

1940s Japanese Internment Inspires Museum Show, SLSO Performance
09/09/2021
1940s Japanese Internment Inspires Museum Show, SLSO Performance

1940s Japanese Internment Inspires Museum Show, SLSO Performance

Check out two local opportunities to learn about the era of Japanese internment camps: "Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II" exhibit at Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, and a multimedia performance of "Improvisations on EO9066" by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Sept. 17.

Batter up as we celebrate Latinas/Latinos and America's pastime--baseball with our friends at the National Museum of Ame...
09/09/2021

Batter up as we celebrate Latinas/Latinos and America's pastime--baseball with our friends at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian 3D Digitization, and the Smithsonian Latino Center! Follow #NuestroBaseball on Twitter and Instagram on Friday, Sept. 17! We'll be sharing baseball stories, photos and 3D models of baseball memorabilia that highlight the crucial social and cultural force that Latino communities across the US have had on the sport! #HispanicHeritageMonth

Batter up as we celebrate Latinas/Latinos and America's pastime--baseball with our friends at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian 3D Digitization, and the Smithsonian Latino Center! Follow #NuestroBaseball on Twitter and Instagram on Friday, Sept. 17! We'll be sharing baseball stories, photos and 3D models of baseball memorabilia that highlight the crucial social and cultural force that Latino communities across the US have had on the sport! #HispanicHeritageMonth

09/08/2021

Only a few more days to see our “Men Of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” exhibition at the African American Museum of Dallas! The exhibition uplifts the stories of #BlackMen whose journeys have altered the course of American history. See it through September 12!

It’s #LaborDay! #DidYouKnow that in the mid-19th century, 60% of Americans made their living as farmers? A lot has chang...
09/06/2021

It’s #LaborDay! #DidYouKnow that in the mid-19th century, 60% of Americans made their living as farmers? A lot has changed since then. Today, that number is only about 2%! Our “The Way We Worked” traveling exhibition explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibition draws from the US National Archives’s rich collections to tell this compelling story.

See the exhibition through October 10 at the Sheboygan County Historical Society and Museum! #TheWayWeWorked

It’s #LaborDay! #DidYouKnow that in the mid-19th century, 60% of Americans made their living as farmers? A lot has changed since then. Today, that number is only about 2%! Our “The Way We Worked” traveling exhibition explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibition draws from the US National Archives’s rich collections to tell this compelling story.

See the exhibition through October 10 at the Sheboygan County Historical Society and Museum! #TheWayWeWorked

Our bilingual exhibition "Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos" opens at the Arizona Capi...
09/03/2021

Our bilingual exhibition "Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos" opens at the Arizona Capitol Museum on Sept. 7! Explore the compelling story of the legendary civil rights activist and leader who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union! #DoloresHuerta

Our bilingual exhibition "Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos" opens at the Arizona Capitol Museum on Sept. 7! Explore the compelling story of the legendary civil rights activist and leader who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union! #DoloresHuerta

People often ask, is it art or science? It’s okay if it’s actually both! Case and point: this snipe eel! Snipe eels live...
09/02/2021

People often ask, is it art or science? It’s okay if it’s actually both! Case and point: this snipe eel! Snipe eels live at great depths in the ocean. This Nemichthys scolopaceus specimen was collected at over 2,000 meters (more than a mile down) in the North Atlantic.

Dive into The Smithsonian’s National Collection of Fishes in our “X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out” traveling exhibition. It opens at The High Desert Museum, part of our Smithsonian Affiliations on September 18! #XrayVision

People often ask, is it art or science? It’s okay if it’s actually both! Case and point: this snipe eel! Snipe eels live at great depths in the ocean. This Nemichthys scolopaceus specimen was collected at over 2,000 meters (more than a mile down) in the North Atlantic.

Dive into The Smithsonian’s National Collection of Fishes in our “X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out” traveling exhibition. It opens at The High Desert Museum, part of our Smithsonian Affiliations on September 18! #XrayVision

Happy #MoonMonday! Interested in bringing the story of the historic #Apollo11 Mission to the Moon to your organization? ...
08/30/2021
Destination Moon Poster Exhibition

Happy #MoonMonday! Interested in bringing the story of the historic #Apollo11 Mission to the Moon to your organization? We've got you covered. Our free poster exhibition "Destination Moon: The Apollo Mission" is available to download here: s.si.edu/3dcQUgl #DestinationMoon

Join the Smithsonian in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission."

08/29/2021

It's here! "The Bias Inside Us" — from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service — is now at St. Cloud State University!

"The Bias Inside Us" puts implicit bias under a microscope to examine the science behind it, how it affects all our lives in hidden ways and how you can #RetrainYourBrain! See the exhibit at the SCSU Atwood Memorial Center Student Union.

Story: https://bit.ly/3iYCfIA

08/27/2021

"The Bias Inside Us" puts implicit bias under a microscope to examine the science behind it, how it affects all our lives in hidden ways and how you can #RetrainYourBrain! See the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibit now through Sept. 19 at SCSU Atwood Memorial Center Student Union.

Our bilingual traveling exhibition "Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos" opens on Septem...
08/27/2021

Our bilingual traveling exhibition "Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos" opens on September 7 at the Arizona Capitol Museum. Explore the compelling story of the legendary civil rights activist and leader who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union! #DoloresHuerta #SiSePuede

Our bilingual traveling exhibition "Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos" opens on September 7 at the Arizona Capitol Museum. Explore the compelling story of the legendary civil rights activist and leader who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union! #DoloresHuerta #SiSePuede

It’s #WomensEqualityDay2021! Learn about American women’s fight for suffrage and full citizenship in our free "Votes For...
08/26/2021

It’s #WomensEqualityDay2021! Learn about American women’s fight for suffrage and full citizenship in our free "Votes For Women: A Portrait of Persistence" poster exhibition. Download your free copy here: s.si.edu/2D1nEtF #VotesForWomen #BecauseOfHerStory

It’s #WomensEqualityDay2021! Learn about American women’s fight for suffrage and full citizenship in our free "Votes For Women: A Portrait of Persistence" poster exhibition. Download your free copy here: s.si.edu/2D1nEtF #VotesForWomen #BecauseOfHerStory

Do know your #Narwhal? Narwhals are medium-sized toothed whales, ranging from 13 to 18 feet long, not including the long...
08/26/2021

Do know your #Narwhal? Narwhals are medium-sized toothed whales, ranging from 13 to 18 feet long, not including the long tusk seen on most males, which averages about 6 to 8 feet!

Our “Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend” traveling exhibition offers insights into the relationship between narwhals and our changing global climate through the work of Arctic researchers and experience from members of the Inuit community. See it starting this Saturday, Aug. 28 when it opens at the BYU Bean Life Science Museum! #ArcticLegend

Do know your #Narwhal? Narwhals are medium-sized toothed whales, ranging from 13 to 18 feet long, not including the long tusk seen on most males, which averages about 6 to 8 feet!

Our “Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend” traveling exhibition offers insights into the relationship between narwhals and our changing global climate through the work of Arctic researchers and experience from members of the Inuit community. See it starting this Saturday, Aug. 28 when it opens at the BYU Bean Life Science Museum! #ArcticLegend

08/25/2021

Emmett Till was affectionately known as a jokester among the tight-knit and nurturing Black community of Summit, Illinois, where he spent much of his childhood.

In the summer of 1955, Till expressed his desire to travel south to visit his uncle in Mississippi. His mother, Mamie, who grew up in the south, was reluctant to let her young boy travel. Warning him of the unwritten rules of the Jim Crow South, Mamie had a conversation with Till that many Black parents still have with their children today: that simply being Black can get you killed. Till boarded the southbound train to Mississippi on August 20, 1955.

On August 24, Till and his cousins went to Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market. Owned by a white couple, Roy and Carolyn Bryant, the grocery store primarily served the largely African American neighborhood. As Till left the store, he whistled at Carolyn Bryant.

Days later, on August 28, Roy and J.W. Milam arrived, unannounced, in the dead of night at Till’s Uncle’s house, where he was staying. The two men dragged Till from his bed, tied him up, and drove to a barn in a nearby town. There, seven men, including Bryant and Milam, brutally beat, shot, and mutilated Till before throwing his body into the Tallahatchie River, with a cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire.

When his mutilated body was recovered from the river and back in Chicago, his mother made the brave decision to hold an open casket funeral for Till, forcing the nation to “see what I’ve seen.” Thousands of people from around the country came to Chicago to mourn Till’s death.

The very next month, an all-white jury in Tallahatchie Country acquitted Bryant and Milam, who would later confess to the murder.

The image of Till’s mutilated body and the miscarriage of justice in holding his killers accountable became a call to action for the Civil Rights Movement.

📷: Davis Houck Papers, Special Collections & Archives, Florida State University Libraries

The Smithsonian’s  #RaceAndOurSharedFuture Forum is an opportunity to learn about the inequities in wealth and wellness ...
08/25/2021
Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past Forum

The Smithsonian’s #RaceAndOurSharedFuture Forum is an opportunity to learn about the inequities in wealth and wellness for people of color in the U.S., past and present. The free, virtual forum is on Thursday, Aug. 26. https://oursharedfuture.si.edu/events/upcoming/our-shared-future-forum

The first Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past Forum is an opportunity to contextualize the inequities in healthcare and wealth for people of color in the U.S., exploring the “why” behind where we are today. We’ll explore everything from race science to vaccine distribution, and r...

Happy #MoonMonday! Our “A New Moon Rises” traveling exhibition has got some pretty epic photos of dramatic lunar landsca...
08/23/2021

Happy #MoonMonday! Our “A New Moon Rises” traveling exhibition has got some pretty epic photos of dramatic lunar landscapes captured by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter! See it now through September 6 at the Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center in Lake Charles, LA.

Happy #MoonMonday! Our “A New Moon Rises” traveling exhibition has got some pretty epic photos of dramatic lunar landscapes captured by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter! See it now through September 6 at the Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center in Lake Charles, LA.

“The Bias Inside Us” is now open at St. Cloud State University! #RetrainYourBrain
08/22/2021

“The Bias Inside Us” is now open at St. Cloud State University! #RetrainYourBrain

Are you in the Baton Rouge, LA area? Make sure to visit the Capitol Park Museum for the opening of our traveling exhibit...
08/21/2021

Are you in the Baton Rouge, LA area? Make sure to visit the Capitol Park Museum for the opening of our traveling exhibition “The Negro Motorist Green Book” today and the Community Resource Fair! It’s happening all day! ☀️

#GreenBook

“The Negro Motorist Green Book” traveling exhibition is now open at Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge, LA! #GreenBook
08/21/2021

“The Negro Motorist Green Book” traveling exhibition is now open at Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge, LA! #GreenBook

Don't miss the opening of "The Negro Motorist Green Book" at #CapitolParkMuseum on TODAY!

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, and 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.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of @ExxonMobil.

@exxonmobilbra @sitesexhibitions #greenbook

08/20/2021

"The Bias Inside Us” puts implicit bias under a microscope to examine the science behind it, how it affects all of our lives in hidden ways, and how you can #RetrainYourBrain! See it at St. Cloud State University starting tomorrow, Saturday, August 21!

In 1946, Nat King Cole recorded “Route 66,” celebrating America’s Highway. Yet, the dream of “getting your kicks” on #Ro...
08/19/2021

In 1946, Nat King Cole recorded “Route 66,” celebrating America’s Highway. Yet, the dream of “getting your kicks” on #Route66 was reserved for White America. About half of the 89 counties on Route 66 were sundown towns, all-white towns banning Black citizens after dark.

The life-saving #GreenBook guide listed information on hotels, restaurants, service stations, and other facilities where Black travelers would be welcomed. Visit “The Negro Motorist Green Book” traveling exhibition starting Saturday, August 21 at #CapitolParkMuseum in Baton Rouge, LA to learn more about this powerful guide and its legacy.

Louisiana State Museum

In 1946, Nat King Cole recorded “Route 66,” celebrating America’s Highway. Yet, the dream of “getting your kicks” on #Route66 was reserved for White America. About half of the 89 counties on Route 66 were sundown towns, all-white towns banning Black citizens after dark.

The life-saving #GreenBook guide listed information on hotels, restaurants, service stations, and other facilities where Black travelers would be welcomed. Visit “The Negro Motorist Green Book” traveling exhibition starting Saturday, August 21 at #CapitolParkMuseum in Baton Rouge, LA to learn more about this powerful guide and its legacy.

Louisiana State Museum

Our team of subject-matter experts at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit...
08/18/2021

Our team of subject-matter experts at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and at Smithsonian 3D Digitization had an awesome time last night at Washington Nationals Park sharing info on our “¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas” exhibition! Thanks Washington Nationals for celebrating #Smithsonian175! #Pleibol

#HappyBirthday to baseball giant Roberto Clemente born today in 1934! In 18 years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto C...
08/18/2021

#HappyBirthday to baseball giant Roberto Clemente born today in 1934! In 18 years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente (“The Great One”) was a 15-time All-Star, 12-time Gold Glove winner, four-time National League batting champion, and the 1966 National League MVP!

Slide into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (one of our Smithsonian Affiliations partners) starting Saturday, August 21 when our traveling exhibition "Pleibol: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas" opens! Learn more about Roberto Clemente's stellar career on and off the diamond. #Pleibol

Photo: National Museum of American History

#HappyBirthday to baseball giant Roberto Clemente born today in 1934! In 18 years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente (“The Great One”) was a 15-time All-Star, 12-time Gold Glove winner, four-time National League batting champion, and the 1966 National League MVP!

Slide into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (one of our Smithsonian Affiliations partners) starting Saturday, August 21 when our traveling exhibition "Pleibol: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas" opens! Learn more about Roberto Clemente's stellar career on and off the diamond. #Pleibol

Photo: National Museum of American History

Green Book sites owned by Black women were dominant throughout the pages of the guide. From beauty shops to funeral home...
08/18/2021

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, and 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.

Don't miss the opening of "The Negro Motorist Green Book" at #CapitolParkMuseum on Saturday, August 21! The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of ExxonMobil.

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Louisiana State Museum #GreenBook
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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, and 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.

Don't miss the opening of "The Negro Motorist Green Book" at #CapitolParkMuseum on Saturday, August 21! The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of ExxonMobil.

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Louisiana State Museum #GreenBook
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Such an important part of our history. Don't take time...MAKE time to see this excellent exhibit and it's tribute to Black men in America.
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