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We collaborate with each Affiliate to enrich their communities with artifact loans, traveling exhibitions, educational programs, technical assistance, and professional development opportunities. The Smithsonian is an endless place of discovery and inspiration. We want to share it with you! While on-topic discussion is encouraged, we ask that you express yourself in a civil manner and treat other u

We collaborate with each Affiliate to enrich their communities with artifact loans, traveling exhibitions, educational programs, technical assistance, and professional development opportunities. The Smithsonian is an endless place of discovery and inspiration. We want to share it with you! While on-topic discussion is encouraged, we ask that you express yourself in a civil manner and treat other u

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Don’t miss this Zoom program exploring and celebrating the presence of Latinas/os in baseball on July 7, hosted by our A...
07/02/2021

Don’t miss this Zoom program exploring and celebrating the presence of Latinas/os in baseball on July 7, hosted by our Affiliate El Pueblo History Museum! #Pleibol

We at El Pueblo History Museum have the incredible honor of presenting "¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los Barrios y las Grandes Ligas," a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.

"¡Pleibol!" showcases the story of how the Latinx community's love and talent for baseball transformed not only the sport, but also American culture.

On July 7th, we will have an in-depth conversation on Zoom about the exhibition. We will be joined by special guest Dr. Margaret Salazar-Porzio, the curator of Latinx History and Culture at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and Salvadore Acuna, a local baseball organizational consultant and team coach at the Runyon Sports Complex Commission.

El Pueblo staff members will also be presenting, including Jose Ortega, Marisa Lopez, and Dianne Archuleta, the Director of El Pueblo History Museum.

It's free, so we hope to see you there!!

For more information, visit the link below :)

https://calendar.time.ly/63iq9y15/event/pleibol-pueblo-community-through-baseball-2

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
This exhibition received generous support from the Cordoba Corporation and Linda Alvarado, and federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
#Pleibol

📷: Boys baseball team, Greeley Colorado, 1951.
Courtesy of the Gabriel and Jody Lopez Collection and the Smithsonian Institution

Do you know the history of #Juneteenth?
06/19/2021

Do you know the history of #Juneteenth?

Young people have been involved in activism throughout history. Join a discussion with National Civil Rights Museum Dr. ...
04/26/2021

Young people have been involved in activism throughout history. Join a discussion with National Civil Rights Museum Dr. Noelle Trent, Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building OnRaé Watkins, and youth activist Dylan Baca this Wed, April 28 at 2 pm Eastern Time. Register here- http://s.si.edu/youth-activism

Young people have been involved in activism throughout history. Join a discussion with National Civil Rights Museum Dr. Noelle Trent, Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building OnRaé Watkins, and youth activist Dylan Baca this Wed, April 28 at 2 pm Eastern Time. Register here- http://s.si.edu/youth-activism

We stand with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the entire Asian American community, our friends and our...
03/23/2021
#StopAsianHate - Standing Together Against Hate

We stand with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the entire Asian American community, our friends and our neighbors, in coming together as one against racism, hatred, xenophobia and sexism. #StopAsianHate

The Smithsonian Institution mourns the loss of eight people—seven of them women, six of whom were of Asian descent—who were killed last week when a gunman opened fire inside three spas located in Georgia.

A document that was lost for decades provides the basis for an exhibition about an extraordinary life of an ordinary gir...
03/22/2021
How the Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Girl Inspired an Exhibition

A document that was lost for decades provides the basis for an exhibition about an extraordinary life of an ordinary girl. Find out about Beba Epstein in a new Smithsonian Magazine Voices story from our friends at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History #BecauseOfHerStory https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-affiliations/2021/03/18/how-extraordinary-life-ordinary-girl-inspired-exhibition/

The discovery of a forgotten document leads to an online exhibition and a deep dive into a family's history that was all but lost.

We’re over the moon for our upcoming Virtual Scholar Talk with National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution  c...
03/16/2021

We’re over the moon for our upcoming Virtual Scholar Talk with National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution curator Margaret Weitekamp on March 17 at 5 pm EST! There’s still time to register for this FREE discussion. Dr. Weitekamp will share stories of women in aviation using examples from Smithsonian collections. Register here- http://s.si.edu/awhi-march17 #BecauseOfHerStory

We’re over the moon for our upcoming Virtual Scholar Talk with National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution curator Margaret Weitekamp on March 17 at 5 pm EST! There’s still time to register for this FREE discussion. Dr. Weitekamp will share stories of women in aviation using examples from Smithsonian collections. Register here- http://s.si.edu/awhi-march17 #BecauseOfHerStory

“Handicaps are mindsets. Whatever it is that stands in the way of achieving something, that’s when it's a handicap. I pr...
03/09/2021
Jessica Cox Flies in the Face of Challenges

“Handicaps are mindsets. Whatever it is that stands in the way of achieving something, that’s when it's a handicap. I prefer to see them as obstacles or challenges. This is how I’ve been my whole life. I don’t know any different. I just live my life through my feet.”

Read more about Jessica Cox thanks to College Park Aviation Museum (@FieldOfFirsts). #BecauseOfHerStory
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/smithsonian-affiliations/2021/03/04/jessica-cox-flies-face-challenges/

The world's first licensed armless pilot is an advocate for people with disabilities and motivates people around the world to overcome their differences.

Food? History? Amazing Women? Yes please! Join this conversation with our Smithsonian  Affiliates and scholars from Nati...
03/09/2021

Food? History? Amazing Women? Yes please! Join this conversation with our Smithsonian Affiliates and scholars from National Museum of American History

#BecauseOfHerStory

What will you be cooking March 10 at 7 pm Eastern? Join Smithsonian Affiliates across the country as we learn about two ...
03/08/2021

What will you be cooking March 10 at 7 pm Eastern? Join Smithsonian Affiliates across the country as we learn about two extraordinary women who inspired generations of people through their love of cooking-- Lena Richard and Julia Child. National Museum of American History scholars will reveal insights about women, race, food, and culture in 20th-century America during this Virtual Scholar Talk. Register here- http://s.si.edu/awhi-march10 #BecauseOfHerStory

What will you be cooking March 10 at 7 pm Eastern? Join Smithsonian Affiliates across the country as we learn about two extraordinary women who inspired generations of people through their love of cooking-- Lena Richard and Julia Child. National Museum of American History scholars will reveal insights about women, race, food, and culture in 20th-century America during this Virtual Scholar Talk. Register here- http://s.si.edu/awhi-march10 #BecauseOfHerStory

Join us tomorrow, March 3, 2021, at 7 pm Eastern Time for our first #WomensHistoryMonth Virtual Scholar Talk, "African A...
03/02/2021

Join us tomorrow, March 3, 2021, at 7 pm Eastern Time for our first #WomensHistoryMonth Virtual Scholar Talk, "African American Women's Activism in Historical Perspective." Scholars from National Museum of American History and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities will highlight objects related to African American women's history in Smithsonian collections.

#BecauseOfHerStory

Register here- https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/8816123730942/WN_UDFln1_RRdqW0MwZN7Riaw

Join us tomorrow, March 3, 2021, at 7 pm Eastern Time for our first #WomensHistoryMonth Virtual Scholar Talk, "African American Women's Activism in Historical Perspective." Scholars from National Museum of American History and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities will highlight objects related to African American women's history in Smithsonian collections.

#BecauseOfHerStory

Register here- https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/8816123730942/WN_UDFln1_RRdqW0MwZN7Riaw

#BecauseOfHerStory content from an amazing @Smithsonian affiliate!
03/01/2021

#BecauseOfHerStory content from an amazing @Smithsonian affiliate!

To kick off Women’s History Month, we’re joining Smithsonian in highlighting game-changing women throughout history. #BecauseOfHerStory #WHM2021

Leona Tyler (1906-1993) is most well known for her work in counseling psychology and her research on individual differences and development. In 1973, Tyler became the 81st President of the American Psychological Association—only the fourth woman to ever hold that title. Before serving as APA President, Tyler was already breaking ground for women in academia, becoming Dean of the University of Oregon Graduate School in 1965. As press at that time reported, Tyler’s appointment to the position made her one of the first women in the United States to hold such a major academic post.

For more resources on groundbreaking women in psychology from the Cummings Center, click here: https://uakron.edu/chp/education/subject/women-in-psychology

An inspiring series coming up in Affiliateland! #BecauseOfHerStory
02/25/2021

An inspiring series coming up in Affiliateland! #BecauseOfHerStory

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are partnering with Smithsonian Affiliations on a virtual talk series each Wednesday in March. The series focuses on lesser-known stories of women's contributions to American history in a variety of areas, from activism to aeronautics! The events are free, but you must pre-register online. Visit our events page for details on each program:
https://bit.ly/3spggMI

Mark your calendars for this event coming up on March 2 with our friends and colleagues at National Museum of American H...
02/22/2021

Mark your calendars for this event coming up on March 2 with our friends and colleagues at National Museum of American History

On March 2, at 6:30 p.m. EST, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci will become the seventh recipient of the National Museum of American History Great Americans Medal for his extraordinary leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and lifetime devotion to the treatment and eradication of infectious diseases.

The virtual program will feature an interview with Fauci by Smithsonian Regent David M. Rubenstein. Learn more about the medal—the museum’s signature honor—and register to join us for the occasion here: http://s.si.edu/GA-Fauci.

The Great Americans Award Program is supported by David M. Rubenstein, Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents. The medal is made possible by Museum board member Jeff Garrett.

What's the most unusual election-related item collected by the National Museum of American History ? Good question! Let'...
10/27/2020

What's the most unusual election-related item collected by the National Museum of American History ? Good question! Let's ask them tonight when curators present "Collecting American Elections," a Virtual Scholar Talk in collaboration with 7 Smithsonian Affiliates. TONIGHT, 10/27, 8 pm Eastern Time. Register here- http://s.si.edu/collecting-elections

Wacky hats, buttons, ribbons, signs--how do you remember presidential elections? Join 7 Smithsonian Affiliates and curat...
10/22/2020

Wacky hats, buttons, ribbons, signs--how do you remember presidential elections? Join 7 Smithsonian Affiliates and curators from the National Museum of American History on 10/27 at 8 pm Eastern Time for a roundtable discussion on what campaign objects the Smithsonian collects and why. Register and join us here http://s.si.edu/collecting-elections

Collaborating Affiliates:
Historic Annapolis
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
Heinz History Center
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
North Carolina Museum of History
Framingham State University
Arizona State Museum

10/15/2020
The Legacy of the Green Book

In 1936, Victor Hugo Green, a Harlem postman, began publishing a guide for African American travelers to offer travel options during America’s Jim Crow era. The Green Book, as it was known, was a sustained success—for almost thirty years -- providing Black travelers information on hotels, restaurants, service stations, and other facilities where they could expect welcome “without humiliation.”

Join Smithsonian Affiliations, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and author, photographer, and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor to explore the legacy of the Green Book, its impact on communities, businesses, and families, and its relevance today.

10/05/2020
Cummings Center for the History of Psychology

Congrats to our @Smithsonian Affiliate, Cummings Center for the History of Psychology for this awesome work with Smithsonian Education Learning Lab!

The first exhibit in our 2020 Fall Virtual Exhibit Series launches this Friday, October 2nd on Smithsonian Learning Lab! The Learning Lab is a collaborative educational platform created by The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, featuring museum and archival collections and teaching tools for audiences of all ages. In the video below, Fran and Tony show you how to explore the platform and our online exhibits.

See the full CCHP virtual exhibit schedule here: https://uakron.edu/chp/education/online-exhibits

Learn more about how teachers can use Learning Lab: https://learninglab.si.edu/help/for-teachers/share

09/02/2020
How Museums Tell Stories: Diorama Make-a-long

Check out this month's #SmithsonianEdu challenge highlighting exhibit design! And hear from our Affiliate Ohio History Connection as they share tips on telling stories through exhibitions too.
Read more here: https://s.si.edu/EduChallengeExhibit

Find inspiration from Ohio History in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaCn4ALtYMQ&feature=youtu.be

Join Bill and Stacia to learn more about the variety of ways museums tell stories through exhibits. Learn about the different tools exhibit designers use to ...

09/02/2020
Museum on Main Street

Everyone has a story to tell! Tune in to a new podcast from our friends at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service #StoriesFromMainSt and listen to stories from people across the country.

Everybody has a story to tell. Hear some of those stories in the new podcast "Smithsonian’s Stories from Main Street." Episode one will be released on Friday, September 4! More info here: https://museumonmainstreet.org/podcast

Gathered by the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program, the stories featured in these curated episodes feature the authentic voice of small-town America. The first season takes inspiration from the many people who have shared stories during national tours of the Museum on Main Street exhibition "Water/Ways". The episodes dive into an essential biological and natural resource of life—water. Listen to stories that reflect water’s impact on work and play, in agriculture and landscape, and in personal experience and memory. #StoriesFromMainStreet #MyWaterStory

Join Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture curator Damion Thomas on Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm...
05/13/2020

Join Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture curator Damion Thomas on Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm eastern for a special zoom lecture about Michael Jordan. RSVP here or at one of 10 participating Smithsonian Affiliates:

California African American Museum, Peoria Riverfront Museum, The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Cleveland History Center/ Western Reserve Historical Society, Springfield Museums, National Civil Rights Museum, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Indiana Historical Society, HistoryMiami Museum, North Carolina Museum of History

RSVP- https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/6515893094581/WN_GaHmxH3GRrm9vSVdeMHovg

Free online resources from our @smithsonian affiliate friends at the Arab American National Museum! #SmithsonianEdu
03/26/2020

Free online resources from our @smithsonian affiliate friends at the Arab American National Museum! #SmithsonianEdu

To support caregivers during this time and help keep kids engaged and learning while they're not in the classroom, we've compiled a growing list of free online resources for all ages: www.bit.ly/aanmEdu

Check back as it will continue to be updated! #SmithsonianEdu #museumsfromhome

Discover more Distance Learning Resources from Smithsonian and other fellow Smithsonian Affiliations museums: https://affiliations.si.edu/distance-learning-resources/

To learn about the status of Smithsonian Affiliates in your community, please check with the Affiliate for individual op...
03/14/2020
Smithsonian Magazine

To learn about the status of Smithsonian Affiliates in your community, please check with the Affiliate for individual operating status.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020 will not take place on April 4. As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3.
We appreciate your understanding.

To learn about the status of Smithsonian Affiliates in your community, please check with the Affiliate for individual op...
03/14/2020
Smithsonian Museums and the National Zoo To Close March 14

To learn about the status of Smithsonian Affiliates in your community, please check with the Affiliate for individual operating status.

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all Smithsonian museums in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and New York City, including the National Zoo, will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14. The health and safety of Smithsonian visitors, staff and vo...

It's safe to say we are now all crazy for crazy quilts. Thanks for a great day @historicannapolis !
11/14/2019

It's safe to say we are now all crazy for crazy quilts. Thanks for a great day @historicannapolis !

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