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Smithsonian Channel Screens "Rise of the Killer Virus"

By EDGE | Dec 1
On World AIDS Day, the Smithsonian Channel investigates the true origins of a global epidemic with "Rise of the Killer Virus," a documentary that spotlights the first mass outbreak in Africa in the 1960s.

Smithsonian Adds LGBT History to Museum Collection

By Brett Zongker | Aug 19
Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace."

Marian Anderson’s Concert Dress Goes on View in DC

By Brett Zongker | Apr 11
For the first time, the dress Marian Anderson wore to sing at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago after being denied access to a Washington concert hall because she was black, is going on display at the Smithsonian.

A Lincoln-Inspired Visit to Washington DC

By Beth J. Harpaz | Feb 12
Today President Abraham Lincoln would have been 204 years old. Whether you’re interested in Lincoln the president or "Lincoln" the movie, Washington is a thrilling destination to discover one of our country’s most iconic figures.

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