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Smithsonian Tabs Cornell President as New Leader

The Smithsonian Board of Regents has named Dr. David Skorton to lead the world’s largest museum and research complex in Washington.

03/10/2014

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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

Cranes lower two artifacts at the construction site of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Photo by George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Completion Creeping Closer for DC’s Long-Awaited Museum of African American History

In an interview with “The Today Show” that aired Thursday morning, National Museum of African American History & Culture Director Lonnie Birch listed some of the exciting artifacts that have been obtained by the museum so far, and said the structure of the first two floors will soon be visible.

02/27/2014

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T. Rex Skeleton to Arrive at Smithsonian in April

A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton bound for the Smithsonian Institution is set to arrive in Washington in April as a new home is built for the specimen on the National Mall.

01/17/2014

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Congress Says No to Eisenhower Memorial Funding

A budget deal approved by Congress restores funding for some national arts and cultural programs, but others will still see reductions.

01/17/2014

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

The newly installed statue of South African leader Nelson Mandela seen in front of the South African Embassy, as remodeling is ongoing, Dec. 5, 2013, in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

South African Embassy in D.C. Flooded With Visitors for Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s death has sparked people in the Washington area to pay tribute to the anti-apartheid icon.

12/06/2013

Amelia Earhart stands in front of her bi-plane called "Friendship" in Newfoundland on June 14, 1928. (credit: Getty Images)

Smithsonian Making 3D Scans of Famous Artifacts

A small team has begun creating 3D models of some key objects that represent the breadth of the collection at the world’s largest museum complex.

11/13/2013

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FotoWeek Opens in D.C. with 100+ Exhibits, Events

More than 100 exhibits, programs and events are opening as part of the FotoWeek DC 2013 festival.

11/01/2013

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Smithsonian Faces $65 Million Cut in Congress’ Budget

The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year under automatic funding reductions approved by Congress.

10/21/2013

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