As members of the public pay their last respects to Senator Daniel K. Inouye, the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage remembers the honor of his participation in three Center projects: the Hawai‘i Folklife Festival (1989), the National World War II Reunion (2004), and the … Continue reading Remembering Senator Daniel K. Inouye
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is thrilled to be collaborating with the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. SIMA, a program offered by the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, seeks … Continue reading Material Culture Studies and the Folklife Festival
In March 2010 the Smithsonian Natural History Museum opened the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. The hall reflects the combined talents of many exhibition specialists, including the Smithsonian Office of Exhibits Central. This video was produced in conjunction with the 2010 Smithsonian Inside … Continue reading Human Origins Exhibition Introduction
Highlights from the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Many people gathered for the first ever Smithsonian staff photo during the 2010 Folklife Festival.
Comedian George Wallace shared recollections of Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater. Here, he discusses Washington-style politics and the changing face of African American comedy.
Introduction and comments from the curator, Betty Belanus.