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We're proud to bring the expertise and collections of the Smithsonian to you! Welcome to SITES' page! Please feel free to share thoughts about our posts, ask us questions, or tell us about your visit. We hope you’ll contribute to this interactive forum and to our ongoing conversation about the work we do to further SITES' and the Smithsonian's mission to increase and diffuse knowledge. Wh

In this photo, sales clerks from Lace House Dry Goods Co. pose in front of their store in 1909. As a merchant, the owner...
06/24/2021

In this photo, sales clerks from Lace House Dry Goods Co. pose in front of their store in 1909. As a merchant, the owner, Lew Wa Ho, was allowed to legally enter the United States under the Chinese Exclusion Act, which restricted most Chinese immigration.

Our "The Way We Worked" traveling exhibition (in partnership with the US National Archives), explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce & work environments over the past 150 years. See it at Mighty Tieton through June 27! #TheWayWeWorked

Photos: Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives

Calendar — SoMa
06/23/2021
Calendar — SoMa

Calendar — SoMa

May 20 to Aug 1 The Green Book Exhibit Thu, May 20, 2021 6:00 PM 18:00 Sun, Aug 1, 2021 8:30 PM 20:30 Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (map) Google Calendar ICS SoMa is excited to partner with Mosaic Templar Cultural Center (MTCC) in promoting the Smithsonian's Green Book exhibit on display at MTCC,....

Artist Robert Blackburn transformed American printmaking. In his more than six-decade career, he engaged with avant-gard...
06/23/2021

Artist Robert Blackburn transformed American printmaking. In his more than six-decade career, he engaged with avant-garde artistic ideas, all the while propelling American printmaking forward. Don't miss our traveling exhibition "Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking" at the Detroit Institute of Arts through September 5. #BlackburnPrintmaking

Image: Quiet Instrument, 1958

Have you seen our bilingual traveling exhibition "Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos" a...
06/22/2021

Have you seen our bilingual traveling exhibition "Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos" at the Park City Museum yet? Explore the compelling story of the legendary civil rights activist and leader who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union! #DoloresHuerta #SiSePuede

Have you seen our bilingual traveling exhibition "Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos" at the Park City Museum yet? Explore the compelling story of the legendary civil rights activist and leader who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union! #DoloresHuerta #SiSePuede

It's #MoonMonday! Our "A New Moon Rises" exhibition features large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surfa...
06/21/2021

It's #MoonMonday! Our "A New Moon Rises" exhibition features large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken between 2009 and 2015 by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter! #ANewMoonRises

It's #MoonMonday! Our "A New Moon Rises" exhibition features large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken between 2009 and 2015 by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter! #ANewMoonRises

Emancipation and Educating the Newly Freed
06/19/2021
Emancipation and Educating the Newly Freed

Emancipation and Educating the Newly Freed

For the nearly four million newly freed, education was a crucial first step to becoming self-sufficient. Between 1861 and 1900, more than 90 institutions of higher education were founded for African Americans.

Here’s a little history of #Juneteenth!
06/19/2021

Here’s a little history of #Juneteenth!

#OnThisDay in 1921, pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman became the first African American woman and the first woman of Americ...
06/15/2021

#OnThisDay in 1921, pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman became the first African American woman and the first woman of American Indian descent to get a pilot's license. People of color who wanted a license to fly, could not find schools in the US that would give them accreditation. Undaunted, she traveled to France to earn the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) license!

"I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly."
-Bessie Coleman

Coleman’s story was featured in our 2011 traveling exhibition “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight.” You can learn more about Bessie Coleman in this blog post from the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution: https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/celebrating-centennial-bessie-coleman

#BecauseOfHerStory #BlackWings #BlackWomenFlight

Photos: Library of Congress

06/14/2021
James Baldwin is one of 27 #InspirationalBlackMen featured in our "Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth." exhibition ope...
06/14/2021

James Baldwin is one of 27 #InspirationalBlackMen featured in our "Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth." exhibition opening at the African American Museum of Dallas on Saturday, June 26!

Baldwin’s essays, plays and novels journeyed into the nuances of racism, spirituality, homosexuality, interracial love and humanity. #SmithsonianPride #Pride2021

James Baldwin is one of 27 #InspirationalBlackMen featured in our "Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth." exhibition opening at the African American Museum of Dallas on Saturday, June 26!

Baldwin’s essays, plays and novels journeyed into the nuances of racism, spirituality, homosexuality, interracial love and humanity. #SmithsonianPride #Pride2021

Happy #MoonMonday! #DIdYouKnow that Margaret Hamilton ran the team that verified and installed programs into the #Apollo...
06/14/2021

Happy #MoonMonday! #DIdYouKnow that Margaret Hamilton ran the team that verified and installed programs into the #Apollo Guidance Computer’s memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)? Ensuring that the programs had no errors required an enormous amount of paper documentation! #BecauseOfHerStory

Happy #MoonMonday! #DIdYouKnow that Margaret Hamilton ran the team that verified and installed programs into the #Apollo Guidance Computer’s memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)? Ensuring that the programs had no errors required an enormous amount of paper documentation! #BecauseOfHerStory

06/11/2021

Invention can happen anywhere and it’s happening right now in small towns across America. Rural Americans are creating new products, taking risks, meeting challenges together, and seizing upon exciting opportunities that change local life and sometimes reach far beyond.

"Spark! Places of Innovation," an upcoming exhibition from Museum on Main Street, a program of the Smithsonian, will highlight innovation in rural America from the perspective of the people who lived it! Their words, images, and experiences gathered through an ambitious crowdsourcing initiative will be the heartbeat of this exhibition. Technological, social, cultural, artistic, or a combination of all of these– every innovation is as unique as each community.

We want to hear YOUR story! Does your town have a story of innovation or invention to tell? Visit https://museumonmainstreet.org/sparkstories to share it with us and to learn how your community’s story be a part of our Spark! traveling exhibition. #SmallTownSpark

Join Mosaic Templars Cultural Center to celebrate  Juneteenth by tuning in for their livestreams June 16-19 on Facebook ...
06/09/2021
African American Culture

Join Mosaic Templars Cultural Center to celebrate Juneteenth by tuning in for their livestreams June 16-19 on Facebook LIVE. Or, stop by the museum (if you’re in the Little Rock area) and see our #GreenBook traveling exhibition! The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. #AuthenticArkansas #Juneteenth

#AuthenticArkansas

Culture meets agriculture at Wormfarm Institute! Our #MuseumOnMainStreet team has launched its #SmallTownSpark campaign ...
06/08/2021

Culture meets agriculture at Wormfarm Institute! Our #MuseumOnMainStreet team has launched its #SmallTownSpark campaign to collect stories about innovations--from medical and agricultural to cultural and artistic, happening in small towns across America!

Share your town's story with Museum on Main Street and it could be included in an upcoming Smithsonian traveling exhibition! Share your story here: https://museumonmainstreet.org/sparkstories

Something is cookin' in #Arkansas! Don't miss our  Smithsonian Gardens-curated “Patios, Pools & the Invention for the Am...
06/08/2021

Something is cookin' in #Arkansas! Don't miss our
Smithsonian Gardens-curated “Patios, Pools & the Invention for the American Backyard” exhibition open now at the Delta Cultural Center! From the beauty of postwar garden design to the history of the rise of the suburbs, the exhibition is a nostalgic, fascinating look back!

Something is cookin' in #Arkansas! Don't miss our
Smithsonian Gardens-curated “Patios, Pools & the Invention for the American Backyard” exhibition open now at the Delta Cultural Center! From the beauty of postwar garden design to the history of the rise of the suburbs, the exhibition is a nostalgic, fascinating look back!

Happy #MoonMonday! Our moon is a pretty amazing place. This large cliff, part of the wall of Antoniadi crater, rises 4 k...
06/07/2021

Happy #MoonMonday! Our moon is a pretty amazing place. This large cliff, part of the wall of Antoniadi crater, rises 4 kilometers (2.5 miles)! #ANewMoonRises

Happy #MoonMonday! Our moon is a pretty amazing place. This large cliff, part of the wall of Antoniadi crater, rises 4 kilometers (2.5 miles)! #ANewMoonRises

Timeline Photos
06/04/2021

Timeline Photos

We want to wish a happy birthday to photojournalist Jerry Dantzic, born on this day in 1925! The museum is fortunate enough to continue hosting his Smithsonian exhibit, “Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill/ Photographs by Jerry Dantzic.” Here he is pictured in the late 1950s holding the same model of camera he use for photo assignments!

Learn more about this beautiful exhibit by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service at americanjazzmuseum.org.

Do you or people you know live in a rural community?  Museum on Main Street wants to hear stories about innovations in y...
06/03/2021

Do you or people you know live in a rural community? Museum on Main Street wants to hear stories about innovations in your town! Innovations can happen in many ways—medical, cultural, scientific, agricultural, artistic. The list goes on & on! Visit: https://museumonmainstreet.org/sparkstories to share your story—it could be included in an upcoming Smithsonian traveling exhibition! #SmallTownSpark

#DidYouKnow that there are only about 19 African American-owned farms in Vermont? Today, growers and culture bearers recognize the importance of their interdependence and examples of this abound across Rural America.

Meet The Clemmons Family Farm—their family farm was established in 1962, and since then they’ve sparked some powerful cultural innovations that help celebrate and preserve African American history and its diaspora. In 2016, the family turned its 148-acre farm into a multicultural center devoted to providing a place where the African American community can experience connections to land and take ownership of their history. The farm is part of the Vermont African American Heritage Trail and its programs include everything from dance performances to culinary demonstrations.

Here, in 2017, a crowd of people gathered around during their Maasai storytelling program. Learn more on their website: https: www.clemmonsfamilyfarm.org/

Do you or people you know live in a rural community? We want to hear stories about innovations in your town! Innovations can happen in many ways—medical, cultural, scientific, agricultural, artistic. The list goes on & on! Visit: https://museumonmainstreet.org/sparkstories to share your story—it could be included in an upcoming Smithsonian traveling exhibition! #SmallTownSpark

Photo: Courtesy of Clemmons Family Farm

Join Park City Museum and SITES’ own Project Director, Maria del Carmen Cossu, tomorrow, June 2nd for a presentation in ...
06/01/2021
İSí Se Puede! Dolores Huerta, su historia y legado Conferencia espanol por María del Carmen Cossu | Park City Museum

Join Park City Museum and SITES’ own Project Director, Maria del Carmen Cossu, tomorrow, June 2nd for a presentation in Spanish about Dolores Huerta, her history and legacy! The presentation begin at 7 PM (EST) / 5 PM (MST).

https://parkcityhistory.org/event/isi-se-puede-dolores-huerta-su-historia-y-legado-conferencia-espanol-por-maria-del-carmen-cossu/

No need to register, join the Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 946 6168 9198
Passcode: 189151
#BecauseOfHerStory
#SITES
#Smithsonian
#DoloresHuerta
#SiSePuede

¡Sí Se Puede! Dolores Huerta, su historia y legado por María del Carmen Cossu miercoles 2 de junio de 5-6 p.m. de Zoom. Registrarse debajo. Exploraremos la vida pública de Dolores Huerta como…

Generations of Latinas and Latinos remember why and how baseball has been an important part of their families’ lives and...
06/01/2021

Generations of Latinas and Latinos remember why and how baseball has been an important part of their families’ lives and how it brought them all together. We want to hear your stories and see your photos! Share them with us below and use #Pleibol!

Don't miss "¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas" now open at History Colorado (El Pueblo History Museum) through August 1, 2021!

Generations of Latinas and Latinos remember why and how baseball has been an important part of their families’ lives and how it brought them all together. We want to hear your stories and see your photos! Share them with us below and use #Pleibol!

Don't miss "¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas" now open at History Colorado (El Pueblo History Museum) through August 1, 2021!

05/28/2021

Our new exhibition "The Bias Inside Us" lets you take a deep dive into understanding what bias is, how it impacts all of our lives as human beings, and useful steps to #RetrainYourBrain! It opens tomorrow, May 29 at the Schaumburg Township District Library. Can’t make it to Schaumburg? Our online version of the exhibition just when live! https://biasinsideus.si.edu/online-exhibition/

What will you discover in our “Life in One Cubic Foot” traveling exhibition? A whole lot! Using "Biocube" data—the life ...
05/28/2021

What will you discover in our “Life in One Cubic Foot” traveling exhibition? A whole lot! Using "Biocube" data—the life within a cubic foot of soil or water over one day—you can observe enough variation to explore the complexity of entire ecosystems! Don’t miss “Life in One Cubic Foot" when it opens at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on June 12. #life1cubicft

What will you discover in our “Life in One Cubic Foot” traveling exhibition? A whole lot! Using "Biocube" data—the life within a cubic foot of soil or water over one day—you can observe enough variation to explore the complexity of entire ecosystems! Don’t miss “Life in One Cubic Foot" when it opens at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on June 12. #life1cubicft

Photos from Schaumburg Township District Library's post
05/27/2021

Photos from Schaumburg Township District Library's post

What’s in your backyard? This Washington Post article highlights the ways Americans are turning their backyards into opu...
05/26/2021
The new American status symbol: A backyard that’s basically a fancy living room

What’s in your backyard? This Washington Post article highlights the ways Americans are turning their backyards into opulent outdoor spaces!

Wanna learn about the origin and evolution of American backyards? Check out our traveling exhibition “Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard” at the Delta Cultural Center in Little Rock, AR. Learn more here: https://www.arkansasheritage.com/events/2021/04/08/default-calendar/patios-pools-the-invention-of-the-american-backyard

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/outdoor-furniture-patio-design-rug/2021/05/25/9199c7cc-b42b-11eb-9059-d8176b9e3798_story.html

Outdoor rugs, TVs, day beds and $5,500 lamps: Welcome to the Great Fauxdoors.

05/25/2021

In honor of AAPI Month, we present Smithsonian’s “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans & World War 2,” a virtual exhibition that traces the story of Japanese national and Japanese American incarceration during World War II and the people who survived it. Young and old lived crowded together in hastily built camps, endured poor living conditions, and were under the constant watch of military guards for two and a half years. Meanwhile, brave Japanese American men risked their lives fighting for the United States. Some 40 years later, members of the Japanese American community led the nation to confront the wrong it had done—and urged Congress to make it right. Based on an original exhibition at the National Museum of American History, the Righting a Wrong poster exhibition centers around eight core questions that encourage viewers to engage in a dialogue about how this happened and could it happen again. Embracing themes that are as relevant today as they were then, the exhibition brings forth themes of identity, immigration, prejudice, civil rights, courage, and what it means to be an American. See the virtual exhibit here: https://bit.ly/34eqq8Y

The Mochida family, wearing identification tags, awaits a bus. They were forced to leave their two-acre nursery and greenhouse operation in Eden, California, May 1942.
Dorothea Lange, Courtesy of National Archives
#AAPImonth #AAPIheritagemonth

“The Bias Inside Us” opens on Saturday, May 29 at Schaumburg Township District Library! #RetrainYourBrain
05/25/2021

“The Bias Inside Us” opens on Saturday, May 29 at Schaumburg Township District Library! #RetrainYourBrain

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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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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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