Past Events

#FantasticObjects Tweet Up

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 9:00am

Join us for a Tweet Up with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Libraries!

August 7th, 9am-10:30am.

To celebrate the opening of the Innovation Wing in the National Museum of American History, 10 lucky Twitter followers will have the opportunity to experience a private tour of two of the wing’s exhibits and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology. 


Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780-1910

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:00am

Opening in 2015

Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780-1910 will be the first exhibition to debut in the newly renovated Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition Gallery in the National Museum of American History. Prominent recognition opportunities are available for sponsors.


The Curious Mister Catesby

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 5:30pm

The Smithsonian Libraries presents The Curious Mister Catesby event, a panel lecture and book signing on April 14. The Catesby Trust’s new book, The Curious Mr. Catesby: A “Truly Ingenious” Naturalist Explores New Worlds is available now. The event is free and open to the public


Questions for an Open Cultural Institution: Thinking Together in Provocative Places

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:00am

Join us for a discussion with Dr. David Carr about the potential of, and challenges facing, a cultural institution in the modern age. Carr speaks, writes, and teaches about the value of cultural institutions as essential instruments for nourishing public imaginations in democratic societies.


21st Annual Dibner Library Lecture

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 5:00pm

Please join us for the 21st annual Dibner Library Lecture, Alchemy on the Cutting Edge on Thursday, December 11th at 5:00 p.m. in the Warner Bros. Theater. Event is free and open to the public