Posts Tagged ‘We Recommend’

Smithsonian Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Mexican Hot Chocolate. Photo: Flickr user e.t.

The Smithsonian Institution is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, with more than twenty events — films, performances, talks, tours, and family programs. Here are some highlights:

From Smithsonian Magazine: Harlem Transformed - The Photos of Camilo José Vergara.

From the Folks at the Food and Think Blog: A Brief History of Chocolate, replete with Video!

If You’re Not a Local: Check out Hispanic Heritage Month events in other cities.

But if You’re in Town: Please join us in celebration!

If you want to know more: Click here for more information and a complete schedule of programming.

We Recommend: Museum Day 2009

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
Dale Chihuly's stunning pedestrian bridge at Tacoma's Museum of Glass. Photo: S.M. Leen

Dale Chihuly’s stunning pedestrian walkway is a highlight of the Museum of Glass, a Museum Day participant. Photo: S.M. Leen

Thanks to Smithsonian magazine, enjoy free admission to hundreds of museums and cultural venues across the USA on Saturday, September 26, 2009. It’s all part of this year’s Museum Day. Click here to request your free admission card. It’s all online and it’s easy to do.

Featured museums range from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City to the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii and hundreds of others in between across the country.

Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for our upcoming Smithsonian Education Conference on Climate Change. This free online conference takes place September 29 – October 1, 2009. Click here for more information on the event and here for the conference blog, which is already underway, thanks to Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough and other distinguished contributors.

Announcement: Coming up Friday, Amy Kotkin Live on NextTrip Travel Radio

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

…Breaking news from the Smithsonian Journeys Newsdesk…

Girl Listening to Radio. Photo: National Archives and Records Administration

Girl Listening to Radio. Photo: National Archives and Records Administration

Journeys Director Amy Kotkin will be interviewed about travel by Melanie Cole of NextTrip Travel Radio. The interview will take place live at 3:30pm ET (2:30pm Central) on Friday, March 13th.


Amy and Melanie will discuss new destinations, specials, and online-only offers. This year could be a great time to travel smart!


The interview will be webcast live at Hope you can join us!