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Earliest Known Photo of Smithsonian Castle Goes on Display

The earliest known photo of the Smithsonian Castle, the Smithsonian’s first building, is going on display to celebrate the institution’s 169th birthday.


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Smithsonian Official: I Wouldn’t Have Opened Cosby Exhibit

The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s director says that if she had been aware of sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, she wouldn’t have moved forward with an exhibit featuring artworks he owns.


Archaeologists discovered the remains of four men who were leaders of America's first English settlement. (Credit: JamestownRediscovery/YouTube)

Remains of 4 Early Colonial Leaders Discovered at Jamestown

Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America’s first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.



Public Divided Over Smithsonian Display of Bill Cosby’s Art

As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display, based on dozens of emails and comments left at the museum.



National Zoo’s 12-Year-Old Cheetah Shombay Has Died

The National Zoo announced Tuesday its 12-year-old male cheetah named Shombay died on Saturday.


55th Anniversary Of Ben's Chili Bowl

Smithsonian to Post Sign Outside Bill Cosby’s Art Collection

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art says it will post a sign telling visitors that an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection is about the artists, not a tribute to the comedian.


A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay. (FILE PHOTO. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Bill Cosby’s Art Collection to Remain on View at Smithsonian

While many companies and universities have distanced themselves from Bill Cosby as sexual misconduct allegations mounted, Smithsonian officials have concluded an exhibit showcasing his art collection should continue.


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Smithsonian Stands Behind Exhibit Based on Cosby Collection

The Smithsonian Institution is standing behind a museum exhibition that relies in part on the art collection of Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille Cosby.


Visitors help LEGO master builders place LEGO bricks in an attempt to construct the world's largest American flag out of LEGOs during the grand opening of the Innovation Wing at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, July 1, 2015.       AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Huge American Flag Made of Legos on Display at Smithsonian

Thousands of visitors at the Smithsonian have helped build the largest American flag made out of Lego bricks in time for the Fourth of July.


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Family Guide To National Zoological Park

Kids and adults love and are constantly amazed at the exhibits on hand at the The National Zoo. From large and small mammals to reptiles, to migratory birds, there are so many different animals to see that the family will have a tough time deciding what to see first.