Hello spring!Â Â Like the cherry blossoms in D.C., activities at Affiliates are budding all over the country in April.
The Smithsonian Associates presents a publicÂ tour, “The Birthplace of American Railroading,”Â at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museumin Baltimore, 4/2.
The B & O Museum will also open The War Came by Train, an exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and featuring theÂ 1851 Pioneer locomotive, on loan from the National Museum of American History and recently restored by the B & O Museum, 4/14.
National Museum of American History curator Nancy Davis will serve on the jury panel for the upcoming Supersize exhibition at Annmarie Garden, 4/8.
NASM curator Michael Neufeld will give a public lecture and book signingÂ for theÂ National Air and Space Museum: An AutobiographyÂ at the Littleton Museum in Littleton, 4/6. Â
National Museum of Natural History curator Doug Owlsey will presentÂ the keynoteÂ lecture for the VMNH Foundation Thomas Jefferson AwardsÂ at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, 4/8.
Smithsonian Under Secretary for History, Art and CultureÂ Dr. Richard Kurin will present a 10th Affiliate Anniversary Plaque to the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh at their annual History Makers Award Dinner, 4/8.
Riverside Metropolitan Museum will feature a modern quilt on loan from the National Museum of the American Indian in its upcoming exhibition American Indian Women Artists: Beyond Craft, opening in Riverside, 4/7.
LA Plaza de Cultura y ArtesÂ will celebrate theÂ openingÂ of their new building with an exhibition includingÂ artifacts on loan from the National Museum of American History in Los Angeles, 4/15.
National Postal Museum curator Cheryl Ganz will presentÂ a public lecture, “Fan Dancing and Fan Belts: Selling Optimism at the 1933 Chicago Worldâ€™s Fair”Â at The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, 4/10.
The Charlotte Museum of HistoryÂ opens SITES’ Becoming American: Teenagers and Immigration exhibition in Charlotte, 4/23.
The South Florida Museum and Parker Manatee Aquarium opens SITESâ€™ Farmers, Warriors, Builders:Â The Hidden Life of Ants exhibition in Bradenton, 4/30.Â Â