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This Space Quilt Was Used To Illustrate 19th Century Astronomy Lectures

Crafted in 1876 by Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa, this embroidered quilt is more than mere folk-art object or household item: it was actually used by Harding Baker as a visual aid for astronomy lectures she'd give in her community. It's now part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. » 4/12/15 4:30pm 4/12/15 4:30pm

Take a Look at a 1948 Scientist's Fish Drawings 

Donald Erdman was a scientific aide in the Division of Fishes, United States National Museum (later the National Museum of Natural History) from 1947 to 1950. In 1948, Erdman was part of a fisheries survey of the Persian Gulf and Red Sea under the Arabian American Oil Company. The Smithsonian has digitized his notes… » 4/03/15 12:30am 4/03/15 12:30am

The Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership Is Landing at the Smithsonian

A replica of the 1970s Mothership will be displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. It'll be located at museum's Musical Crossroads gallery and displayed with music and concert footage of the Mothership on stage. As if we needed more of a reason to go to D.C.'s museums. » 6/05/14 11:00pm 6/05/14 11:00pm