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New Joint Effort to Showcase American Innovation.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Smithsonian Institution will collaborate on a five-year project to develop programs and exhibitions showcasing American innovation. 212 more words

Work And No Play

The Changing Face of Santa Claus Throughout History

Smithsonian Magazine: Santa Claus wasn’t always the jovial white-bearded bearer of gifts that we know so well today. In fact, Santa’s historical roots in America trace to the 18th-century arrival of Dutch immigrants, who would gather on December 6 to honor the anniversary of Saint Nicholas’ death. 247 more words


Whats Inside: Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thursday, John Fleckner, Smithsonian archivist (recently retired) and past Society of American Archivists President (1990) gave a tour of the Archives Center, National Museum of American History to the SAA Student Chapter at Catholic University of America. 288 more words

Inside The Archives

American History Under One Roof

You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why? 418 more words


Collecting the History of Technology at the National Museum of American History

Collecting for history museums is challenging work, and there needs to be more research and writing on both its history and how to do it. We need to understand how and why collections came to museums; what decisions that shaped collections they hold today? 653 more words


Top three ways to visit a museum without leaving home

So you want to visit the Smithsonian but are unlikely to be in the United States any time soon? Obsessed with that dress you saw at the… 436 more words