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Smithsonian Celebrates 100 Years of Badges, Cookies and Lessons in Leadership

Museums Highlight Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts

The Smithsonian is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts with displays, public programs, special discounts, blog posts and online programs across the Institution. A special website was designed to list all events and exhibitions related to the Girl Scouts anniversary: http://www.si.edu/Events/GirlScouts100.

Smithsonian Presents “The Beautiful Time: Photography by Sammy Baloji”

The National Museum of Natural History has opened a temporary exhibition, “The Beautiful Time: Photography by Sammy Baloji,” which evokes the memory of Congolese workers whose labor during the colonial period created a once-vibrant copper mining industry in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

National Postal Museum Launches “RFD: Marketing to a Rural Audience”

New Research Provides Additional Perspective on Early Marketing Efforts

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has launched a new microsite, “RFD: Marketing to a Rural Audience” (www.npm.si.edu/rfdmarketing), telling the story of how an experimental mail service in the late 1800s created a new commercial market.

Steve Jobs Exhibit - Entrance Display Case 2

Photo: Brian Ireley, Smithsonian

In recognition of Steve Jobs’ contributions to technology, the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center will display the U.S.

John Gray, Director NMAH

Credit: Richard Strauss

John Gray, Director of the National Museum of American History

John Gray, Former President of Autry National Center of the American West, Named Director of National Museum of American History

John Gray, founding president of the Autry National Center of the American West, a consolidation of three cultural organizations in Los Angeles and Denver, has been appointed the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, effective July 23.

Smithsonian Hosts Exhibition of Robert Weingarten’s Portraits

Asks Visitors to Consider What Makes a Portrait and What Objects Represent Who They Are

Note: This release was originally posted May 4, 2012.

Robert Weingarten portrait of Dennis Hopper, cropped

Steve Jobs Exhibit - Jobs Corner Portrait

Photo: Brian Ireley, Smithsonian

In recognition of Steve Jobs’ contributions to technology, the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center will display the U.S.

Steve Jobs Exhibit Entrance

Photo: Brian Ireley, Smithsonian

In recognition of Steve Jobs’ contributions to technology, the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center will display the U.S.

Steve Jobs Exhibit - Entrance Display Case 1

Photo: Brian Ireley, Smithsonian

In recognition of Steve Jobs’ contributions to technology, the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center will display the U.S.



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