Entries by Jennifer Brundage

kudos Affiliates! for June 2017

Congrats to these Affiliates on their recent accomplishments. FUNDING The Pinhead Institute (Telluride, CO) won the first-ever Telluride Foundation Innovation Prize of $50,000 for its Climate Institute idea. The new institute will aim to reduce the area’s carbon footprint by focusing on emissions from the Galloping Goose buses, and eventually, the Telluride Regional Airport. The Wisconsin […]

Coming Up in Affiliateland in May 2017

Flowers (and programs) are sprouting up all over the Affiliate network in May. Welcome spring! CONNECTICUT The Decorative Arts Society of the Connecticut Historical Society will be touring The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s exhibition and touring behind the scenes at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, 5.2.17. Connecticut […]

Coming Up in Affiliateland in April 2017

Smithsonian activity is popping up across the country this spring! NEW YORK Director of the Smithsonian Latino Center Eduardo Diaz will present the final talk in the Diversity in America lecture series at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, 4.6. Susan Evans McClure, director of the Food program at the National Museum of American History, will […]

Kudos Affiliates! March 2017 edition

Congrats to these Affiliates on their recent accomplishments. FUNDING The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (Strasburg, PA) has met a $50,000 matching grant challenge by the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society, with funds designated for the preservation of five historic Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotives.  The National Park Service (NPS) announced funding for 39 projects in over […]

All Aboard! Welcome to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

On November 4, Smithsonian Affiliations welcomed the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania into the Affiliate network.  The Museum, located in Strasburg, is the first member of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) properties to join the Smithsonian family.  At the affiliation announcement ceremony, representatives from the state and federal legislatures gave remarks, as well as […]