This vial contained some of the first known COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the U.S. Our @amhistorymuseum has added it to their collection.
How else can the Smithsonian help us understand our current moment? Follow along for more stories on disease and public health.⤵️ https://t.co/FPtOGDgSMJ
Just leaving this here.
This very academic photo comes from the Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera (that's its real name) in our @amhistorymuseum's Archives Center. https://t.co/1B1Q3GM9VO
Our saucer magnolias are blooming in the Enid A. Haupt Garden! But don't mistake these pink flowers for cherry blossoms. More about Magnolia x soulangeana and our @SIGardens tree collection: https://t.co/tkp4g9BKke
In response to the eight people—seven of them women, six of Asian descent—killed last week in Georgia, we offer educational resources to increase understanding and deconstruct systemic oppression. Our statement and materials from across the Smithsonian: https://t.co/EjCTcN3B06
Fifty years ago this month, a group of mothers and caregivers—led by activist Ruby Duncan—blocked a quarter-mile section of the Las Vegas Strip to fight against unjust cuts to welfare benefits. #BecauseOfHerStoryhttps://t.co/c0XOob2YyM
💜 Happy birthday to singer, Selena Quintanilla who would have turned 50 today. 💜 Known as the "Queen of Tejano Music," Selena brought wide recognition to this South Texas blend of Mexican and American musical styles.
📷: Al Rendon, 1993. https://t.co/2DMQ17wCWuhttps://t.co/q0BXXy0Pui
Ramadan mubarak! ✨Wishing a happy #Ramadan to our friends around the world as the holiest month of the Islamic calendar begins.
This steel & gold ornament bears the "basmala," which is said before starting any activity, like breaking fast at dusk today.
Happy #PeakBloom, DC!
The Japanese word for cherry blossoms, sakura 桜, is derived from saku 咲, which means to bloom, or alternately to smile or laugh. The 口 in 咲 indicates an open mouth.
Learn more: https://t.co/t1IWQFvfOg 🌸
During #WorldWarII, the escape and evasion maps used by servicemembers caught behind enemy lines were printed on silky cloth to ensure they wouldn't rip or dissolve in water. After the war, a woman repurposed her husband's maps into this blouse. #ArchivesYouAreHerehttps://t.co/f9j055IMkD
The overcollection & destruction of wild plants spurred the creation of wildflower societies. Largely led by women, the clubs encouraged the study, cultivation, & conservation of native plants.
Archives of American Gardens