Monthly Archives: April 2013

Weekend Planning

Do you have family in town to visit the Cherry Blossoms?  Looking for a great activity before or after your Capital tour?  Don’t forget our new hours and tour schedules! Happy Wednesday!

On this Day

On this day in 1958, one of my heroes passed away.  She was 37. Rosalind Franklin was a British chemist; her incredible scientific contributions include groundbreaking research into polio, and the structure of DNA.  Due to her sad, early death … Continue reading

On the Cherry Blossoms

Are you enjoying the blooming Cherry Blossoms that bring with them the start of DC’s busy and beautiful spring?  You probably know that the trees we celebrate every year are the 1912 gift of Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City … Continue reading

Are you wearing your Question Producer?

On Equal Pay Day, we talked briefly about the Question Producer pin, a wonderful item in our collection designed by Vyvyan Donner  and cast by Julio Kilenyi. Though small (it’s only about 1/2″ across!) this pin is an important part … Continue reading


Hooray!  Your favorite Museum is now open for tours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, starting this very Friday! Click here to sign up for a tour, and join us in celebrating the remarkable work of the NWP.

Equal Pay Day

In 2009, there were 4.2 million more women then men in the United States.  (source)  Despite making up more than 50% of the population, women still account for less than 50% of the wages in this county.  On average, women … Continue reading

Reporting on the Colbert Report

Like many people, I enjoy the Colbert Report.  When he and Jon Stewart held their “Rally to Restore Fear/Sanity” on the National Mall, I attended, and had a great time.  Politics in this country is absolutely fascinating (understatement of the … Continue reading

Digital Resources

One of the ongoing projects here at SBHM is digitizing our collection.  So many wonderful things, so little time! As we post more material online, be sure to check out our Past Perfect Online offerings.  Whether you are doing research … Continue reading