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United States Museum to Display Remnants of September 11 Attacks on...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS).- When a hijacked aircraft smashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Lisa Lefler left behind her briefcase as she fled to safety from her office on the 103rd floor. Fifty-six minutes later, 175 o...

Rare Never Before Printed John F. Kennedy Photographs Available Now in...

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, NY.- American landscape, wildlife and candid portrait photographer, author & art collector: Russ Considine is making available in a very limited edition of #50, nineteen (19) never before printed black & white photographs of John F....

National Postal Museum Acquires Rare Confederate Printing Plate from the Franklin...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has acquired from The Franklin Institute a Confederate postage-stamp printing plate that was confiscated during the Civil War. The printing plate contains 400 5-cent Jefferson Davis stamp ...

National Postal Museum Acquires Rare Confederate Printing Plate

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has acquired from The Franklin Institute a Confederate postage-stamp printing plate that was confiscated during the Civil War. The printing plate contains 400 5-cent Jefferson Davis stamp ...

Roger Kennedy, Former Museum Director, Receives Smithsonian’s Henry Medal

WASHINGTON, DC.- Award-winning author and former director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Roger G. Kennedy was given the prestigious Henry Medal by the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents “in recognition of his many contributi...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Organizing 2012 Exhibition "The Civil War and...

WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian American Art Museum is organizing a major exhibition that examines how America’s artists represented the impact of the Civil War and its aftermath. Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson, Frederic Church and Sanford Gifford

Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection Receives Sacagawea Dollar

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has recently acquired 17 items from sculptor Glenna Goodacre from her successful commission to design the Sacagawea dollar coin released in 2000. This donation preserves the c...

Alex J. Taylor Receives Second Annual Terra Foundation for American Art...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Alex J. Taylor has been awarded the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2011 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize. Taylor’s winning essay “Unstable Motives: Propaganda, Politics and the Late Work of...

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Highlights Civil War Nurses

WASHINGTON, D.C..- In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History opened a special display titled “‘So Much Need of Service’—The Diary of a Ci...

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Highlights Civil War Nurses

WASHINGTON, D.C..- In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History opened a special display titled “‘So Much Need of Service’—The Diary of a Ci...

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