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2010 Festival Blog

Remembering Senator Daniel K. Inouye

December 20, 2012   3 Comments

Material Culture Studies and the Folklife Festival

The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is thrilled to be collaborating with the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)Read More

June 24, 2011   No Comments

Human Origins Exhibition Introduction

In March 2010 the Smithsonian Natural History Museum opened the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. The hall reflectsRead More

June 17, 2011   No Comments

2010 Opening Ceremonies

Highlights from the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. 

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Staff Photo Time Lapse

Many people gathered for the first ever Smithsonian staff photo during the 2010 Folklife Festival. 

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Comedian George Wallace

Comedian George Wallace shared recollections of Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater. Here, he discusses Washington-style politics and the changing face ofRead More

September 1, 2010   2 Comments

Smithsonian Inside Out Introduction

Introduction and comments from the curator, Betty Belanus. 

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Scientist Mary Hagedorn

Smithsonian scientist Mary Hagedorn is recognized as the world’s leading expert in aquatic cryobiology.  

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Invertebrate Zookeepers

Alan Peters and Mike Henley work behind the scenes at the National Zoo’s Invertebrate Hall.  

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Undersecretaries Discuss Memorable Challenges

Three of the Smithsonian’s top administrators (Richard Kurin, Alison McNally, and Eva Pell) describe some of their most memorable challenges. 

September 1, 2010   No Comments