Smithson to Smithsonian: Expanding Our Story

Over the course of 175 years, the Smithsonian has grown to encompass 21 museums and nearly a dozen research centers—becoming a global organization working across history, culture, and science. But along the way, not all stories were fully represented. In our second program celebrating the launch of our online exhibition Smithson to Smithsonian, we’ll highlight Smithsonian staff who are working to restore, highlight, and amplify cultural heritage from historically marginalized communities.


• Dr. Felicia Bell, Senior Advisor, National Museum of American History
• Heidy Berthoud, Head of Resource Description, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
• Ashleigh D. Coren, Women’s History Content and Interpretation Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Acting Head of Education, Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative
• Dr. Paul Gardullo, Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Moderated by Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Director of Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

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We are committed to providing access services so all participants can fully engage in these events. Optional real-time captioning will be provided. If you need other access services, please email  Advanced notice is appreciated. This program will also be recorded and made available following the event.

This program is part of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Institution’s founding.