Join us this August for our monthly cooking demonstration program as we salute a culinary great (whose kitchen happens to be on display right here at the museum): Julia Child!

Julia Child (1912-2004) was a great cooking teacher, mentor, and eternal student in addition to her culinary fame. To honor the week of her 105th birthday with good cheer and food history, we are joining forces with... View more »
Join us this August for our monthly cooking demonstration program as we

Cooking Up History: Julia Child's Kitchen Classroom

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Elizabeth Engleman
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Today in 1918: Nelson Mandela, a leading anti-apartheid figure and South Africa's first black president, is born.

Mandela Day is an opportunity to honor the achievements of the South African leader, as well as to inspire others to make change in their own communities. One American who embodies Mandela's values is Major General Joseph McNeil (U.S. Air Force, Retired).

McNeil made history as... View more »
Today in 1918: Nelson Mandela a leading anti apartheid figure and South

Reflecting on Nelson Mandela's bravery with a Civil Rights leader | National Museum of American...

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Nacho Guijarro
Kate Wegrzyn
Phyllis Diller is widely considered the first female stand-up comic to perform as a solo act. Today would have been her 100th birthday.
Phyllis Diller is widely considered the first female stand up comic to

The evolution of Phyllis Diller's career in 7 objects

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Larry Wolf
Bobbie Carleton
The museum's regular After Hours series is back with its annual summer FOOD in the Garden events, this August 10 and 17. Join us outdoors in the museum's newest garden space for an evening (or two) of food, drinks, and dynamic conversation.

On August 10 we will explore how the historical movements of people and their culinary traditions influenced foodways in America. Specifically, we'll... View more »
The museum's regular After Hours series is back with its annual summer

American History (After Hours): Flavoring America

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The museum's regular After Hours series is back with its annual summer FOOD in the Garden events, this August 10 and 17. Join us outdoors in the museum's newest garden space for an evening (or two) of food, drinks, and dynamic conversation.

On August 17 we will dive into the long (and tasty) influence of fermentation in American culinary history. From beer and wine, to pickling and... View more »
The museum's regular After Hours series is back with its annual summer

American History (After Hours): Fermentation Nation

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"You know you're getting older when you light the candles on your birthday cake--and the air-conditioning switches on."

Today we're celebrating comedian Phyllis Diller. Did you know we have a giant file of her jokes?
"You know you're getting older when you light the candles on your

Three ways to celebrate Phyllis Diller on her 100th birthday

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Freda Taylor Blair
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Which of the noble houses of Westeros is your favorite?
Which of the noble houses of Westeros is your favorite

It's not heads or tails in the "Game of Thrones"

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Justin Carver
Comedian Phyllis Diller would have turned 100 on Monday. On the blog, we celebrate her humor.
Comedian Phyllis Diller would have turned 100 on Monday On the blog

Three ways to celebrate Phyllis Diller on her 100th birthday

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Dan Marley
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Moo! This electronic cow tag is in our agriculture collection: ow.ly/XUUf30dnpXb Happy Cow Appreciation Day!
Moo This electronic cow tag is in our agriculture collection: ow ly/XUUf30dnpXb

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"Game of Thrones" is returning and the keepers of our coin collections couldn't be more excited.
"Game of Thrones" is returning and the keepers of our coin collections

It's not heads or tails in the "Game of Thrones"

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Amy Smith Hassebrock
Steven Perry
Today in 1863: Civil War draft riots grip New York. News of the horrific bloodshed at the Battle of Gettysburg spread across the country and many Americans began to speak out against the provisions of the new draft law—especially the clause which allowed drafted men to pay $300 or hire a substitute to take their place.
Today in 1863: Civil War draft riots grip New York News of

150 years ago today: Civil War draft riots grip New York

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Rebecca Welch
Ann Ratcliff
Curator Peter Manseau shares intriguing objects and fascinating stories from "Religion in Early America," exploring the themes of religious diversity, freedom, and growth from the colonial era through the 1840s. Leave your questions in the comments and Director of Programs Susan Evans McClure will help answer as many as we can. The last day to see the exhibition here at the National Museum of... View more »
Curator Peter Manseau shares intriguing objects and fascinating stories from "Religion in
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TODAY at 12:15 p.m. ET, join us for a live video tour of our new exhibition "Religion in Early America" led by Curator Peter Manseau. RSVP to this Facebook event for a reminder right before we're live so you can tune in.
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Facebook Live: Religion in Early America

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Today in 1895: Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II is born. His creations include "Oklahoma!," "Carousel," and "Show Boat." What's your favorite Broadway tune?
Today in 1895: Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II is born His creations

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Love history? Love Southern cuisine? Join us for our free monthly food history program this July!

On July 21, as part of our monthly cooking history demonstration program, we will explore the rich history, similarities, and differences of Cajun and Creole cuisines with Louisiana native and the Chef/Owner of Arlington's Bayou Bakery, chef David Guas.

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Cooking Up History: Cajun and Creole Food Traditions

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Lunch break for history tomorrow! Join us at 12:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 12 for a Facebook Live tour of "Religion in Early America" led by Curator Peter Manseau. See some of his favorite objects in this one-year exhibition and learn about the role of religion in the formation and development of the United States.
Lunch break for history tomorrow Join us at 12:15 p m ET

Facebook Live: Religion in Early America

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Today in 1767: John Quincy Adams is born. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. The senator and sixth President of the United States carried a cane with a particularly powerful message.
Today in 1767: John Quincy Adams is born He was the son

The Cane That Struck Against Slavery : What It Means to Be American

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Helen Lundström Erwin - Author
Chuck Ditzler
When sharing the news of a birth in our families, we almost always share new baby's birth weight. When did that become a thing?
When sharing the news of a birth in our families we almost

Weighing the baby

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Linda Balas Schmalz
Noah Sleeper