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The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has acquired a collection of more than 1,000 works of art, prints, objects and other materials documenting early human flight, beginning with balloons. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Adds LGBT History to Museum Collection

Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.”

08/19/2014

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Your City Guide to Washington, D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

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Smithsonian Museums, Zoo Battle For ‘Most Iconic’ Title

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Smithsonian organizations are engaging in some serious smack talk as they battle to win the “most iconic” title during the Smithsonian Summer Showdown. Objects (and Bao Bao the panda cub) were […]

08/14/2014

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Smithsonian Natural History Museum Reopens After Emergency Repairs

The Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum was closed Thursday morning for emergency technology repairs.

08/14/2014

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Smithsonian Seeking Volunteers to Digitize Objects

The Smithsonian Institution wants the public’s help to digitize museum collections faster to make them available to researchers online.

08/12/2014

Scientists say the meteor strike that killed the dinosaurs came at the worst possible moment for them, best possible moment for us. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Scientists: Bad Luck Killed The Dinosaurs

Scientists say dinosaur population was already under stress from other global calamities when the big rock hit.

07/28/2014

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Silver Line Will Finally Link Smithsonian’s Two Space Museums

When Metro’s new Silver Line opens later this month, it will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum’s locations in D.C. and northern Virginia.

07/08/2014

Portrait of the 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. (1822-1885) (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)

Smithsonian Features Grant, Lee From Civil War

The National Portrait Gallery is continuing a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a new exhibit focusing on the two generals who led Confederate and Union troops into battle.

07/07/2014

A mailbox remains covered in plastic, while an American flag flies at half mast in honor of the two postal employees in Washington who died of from Anthrax, October 24, 2001 in Hamilton, NJ. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

DC Museum Displays Items From 2001 Anthrax Attacks

Evidence from the 2001 anthrax attacks is going on public display at the Smithsonian Institution.

06/30/2014

National Air and Space Museum (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Visitor Numbers Down at Smithsonian Due to Closure

Smithsonian officials say visitation is down at the museum complex this year due to the government shutdown and closures due to winter weather.

06/24/2014

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