The Style Blog: National Museum of American History


Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Bob Schieffer and Honky Tonk Confidential booked for Smithsonian on Flag Day

Schieffer and the award-winning band will play a selection of Civil War music in a special program for Flag Day at the National Museum of American History.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Schieffer, Honky Tonk Confidential, National Museum of American History, Civil War music, Broadcast Music Inc. Archives Confederate Music Collection, Flag Day

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Robert Weingarten: Should the photographer immortalize Frederick Douglass, Celia Cruz, Samuel Morse, Audie Murphy or Alice Paul?

Starting Friday the public can vote on what historical character will be the subject of a new portrait by photographer Robert Weingarten

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:59 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Weingarten, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, public vote on portrait

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers are back, along with 100 ‘American Stories’

The National Museum of American History has designed a new exhibition to introduce and reacquaint the public with milestones in American History and some of the museum’s artifacts.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, Smithsonian, National Museum of American History, Benjamin Franklin, Roberto Clemente, Bob Dylan

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 04/02/2012

The Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month underscores activism and music

The 2012 edition concentrates on how jazz musicians were often ambassadors of freedom, as well as creativity.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:19 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jazz Appreciation Month, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Dorothy’s ruby slippers temporarily off display at Smithsonian

Almost everyone looks for Dorothy’s ruby slippers when they visit the Museum of American History. For the next few weeks, famous shoes won’t be on display.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:51 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ruby slippers, The Wizard of Oz, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Judy Garland

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Dylan’s jacket, worn at a watershed event in music history, added to American History museum exhibit.

The leather jacket Bob Dylan wore at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 will be part of an upcoming exhibition at the National Museum of American History.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bob dylan, national museum of american history, newport folk festival, dylan's jacket, star spangled banner, smithsonian, ruby slippers

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Colbert donates his rally suit, and some opinions to the Smithsonian

Tip/Wag - Art Edition - Brent Glasswww.colbertnation.com When your controversy reaches the hot lights of the late night comedians, you know everyone is talking. And when Stephen Colbert is devoting an entire show to art, its creation and process, and...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  08:04 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Brent Glass, National Museum of American History, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Stephen Colbert