Smithsonian Institution

This photo provided by collector Rodney Hilton Brown shows a tattered 48-star American flag that flew aboard the U.S.-built LST 493 on D-Day, 1944. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Rodney Hilton Brown)

Museum to celebrate Star-Spangled Banner in song

WASHINGTON (AP) — Girl Scouts, Little League baseball players, celebrity musicians and President Barack Obama are joining a national celebration Saturday, which is flag day, marking the 200th anniversary of the national anthem and the […]

06/13/2014

A 3-D rendering of Abraham Lincoln’s life mask, held at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution)

Smithsonian makes push in 3D imaging of artifacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of […]

11/13/2013

In this undated file photo, Orville and Wilbur Wright test their airplane on a beach. The Wright brothers have long been credited as the first to achieve powered flight. But in June, 2013, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a law giving German-born aviator and Connecticut resident Gustave Whitehead the honor of being first. On Thursday, Oct. 23, 1013 Ohio state Rep. Rick Perales and North Carolina state Sen. Bill Cook held news conferences to dispute Connecticut's action and reassert the Wright Brothers were first in flight. (AP Photo/File)

3 states tussle over bragging rights to 1st flight

Ohio and North Carolina drew a line on the tarmac Thursday in the fight over who was first to make a powered airplane flight. Ohio license plates proclaim the state is the “Birthplace of Aviation” […]

10/24/2013

A Miss Piggy "muppet", center, is joined by, from left, Fozzie Bear, Scooter, and Rowlf, during a ceremony to donate additional Jim Henson objects to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Miss Piggy is finally joining Kermit the Frog in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s daughter, Cheryl Henson, is donating 20 more puppets and props to the National Museum of American History.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Miss Piggy joins Kermit in Smithsonian collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s family, […]

09/24/2013

In this Oct. 11, 2012 photo Mei Xiang, a giant female panda, rests at the National Zoo in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Panda gives birth to female cub at National Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington has given birth to her third cub, a female. The zoo said Mei Xiang gave birth at 5:32 p.m. Friday, two hours […]

08/23/2013

This undated photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows an olinguito. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution, Mark Gurney)

Adorable new mammal species found ‘in plain sight’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine a raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it’s hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did — until now. Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery […]

08/15/2013

Green paint is seen on the pedestal of the statue of Joseph Henry, outside the headquarters of the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Police: Woman arrested in DC cathedral vandalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police said they are investigating whether a woman arrested in the splattering of green paint inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral has any connection to two similar incidents on the […]

07/30/2013

Green paint is seen on the pedestal of the statue of Joseph Henry, outside the headquarters of the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Green paint found at 2 more Washington landmarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after green paint was found splattered on the Lincoln Memorial, authorities investigated two similar incidents of vandalism — green paint splashed inside the Washington National Cathedral and symbols painted in […]

07/29/2013

Oprah Winfrey (AP Photo)

Winfrey giving $12M to new African-American museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American history, officials said Tuesday. The media mogul and former talk-show host previously gave […]

06/11/2013

Eva Longoria (AP Photo)

Inauguration group donates funds for Latino arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers of a gala concert and series of events celebrating Latino culture during President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are donating the proceeds to help raise the national profile of Latino arts and […]

06/07/2013

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