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Smithsonian Museum of National History. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian to Host Summer Sleepovers For Students

A “Night at the Museum” will be a reality for students at the Smithsonian this summer.

16 hours ago

A tenor saxophone owned by John Coltrane (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Coltrane’s Sax Joins Smithsonian Jazz Collection

One of John Coltrane’s tenor saxophones is joining the jazz collection at the Smithsonian.

03/26/2014

Star-Spangled Banner stamp. (Photo from U.S. Postal Service)

Star-Spangled Banner Stamp Unveiled at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution is beginning a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the flag and song that became the national anthem with a new forever stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

03/06/2014

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Best Places to Celebrate Women’s History Month 2014

As President Barack Obama once said, “When a woman succeeds, America succeeds.” Truer words were never spoken. Here are a few events to help celebrate Women’s History Month.

03/03/2014

New Exhibit in DC Tells Holocaust Survivor’s Story

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is opening a new exhibit based on the contents of one Holocaust survivor’s purse and the story of her imprisonment in a concentration camp.

01/24/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Comander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama’s 2nd Gown Lent To Smithsonian

Michelle Obama’s fashion is making history again, at least for the next year, as her second inaugural gown will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution.

01/13/2014

Smithsonian Museum of National History. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Star-Spangled Banner, Song to be Joined in D.C.

The original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the song’s lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

01/08/2014

The costume worn by George Clooney in the film Batman and Robin (bottom C) and Halle Berry?s costume (L) from the 2004 film Catwoman are seen during a ceremony at the National Museum of American History as Warner Bros. donates memorabilia to the museum on March 8, 2013. More than 30 objects from 13 Warner Bros. films spanning 1942 to 2005 will be added to the National Museum of American History?s entertainment collections, including props from the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a selection of stop-action puppets used by director Tim Burton for the 2005 film Corpse Bride.      (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Warner Bros. Gives ‘Superman,’ ‘Batman’ Relics to Smithsonian

George Clooney’s “Batman” mask, Christopher Reeve’s costume from “Superman III” and Halle Berry’s “Catwoman” suit are joining the collection of Hollywood artifacts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

03/12/2013

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Best Murder Mystery Events In The DC Area

Who doesn’t like a good whodunit murder mystery? Attend a murder-mystery show or event in and around D.C. and enjoy delicious four-course meals, a zany cast of characters and good old-fashioned fun.

05/14/2012

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Clint Eastwood Honored, Opens New Movie Theater In DC

Clint Eastwood helped open a new movie theater on the national mall and was honored by the Smithsonian Institution for his six decades of work in American film.

02/01/2012