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Smithsonian announces new initiative to document brewing history

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced today at the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Philadelphia that it will launch a three-year initiative to collect, document and preserve the history of brewing, craft brewers and the beer industry to explore how the beverage and brewing connect to larger themes in American history. 528 more words

Craft Beer

A Bit of Transportation History

The Mechanic and I spent some time with out-of-town guests this past weekend touring museums. The Renwick Gallery exhibit Wonder was really amazing and I can’t wait to go back! 317 more words


How to achieve a successful road trip

In every friendship there’s one defining moment when it really sinks in. When you realize you want to spend more nights doing ridiculous things with them. 618 more words

Julia Child: A Spy in the Kitchen

Most people don’t know that Julia Child’s kitchen was painstakingly deconstructed and rebuilt within the sacred halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Most people also don’t know that Julia worked for the OSS, the precursor of our present day CIA. 267 more words

Diana Belchase

Silver-Spangled Banner

One of my favorite displays at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. is the American flag – done in an original way. 20 more words


On Display: Highlights from the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection

In keeping with my greatest goal in life of turning everyone into an orchid lover (I believe we would achieve world peace if that actually happened), I am starting a series of blog posts about the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection. 478 more words


Celebrating philanthropy with a loan to the Smithsonian, part 2

As reported on this blog last week, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Rosenthal Archives has loaned a very special artifact from its collections to the Smithsonian Institution… 281 more words