Coming up in Affiliateland in June 2019

The staff of Smithsonian Affiliations is thrilled to welcome colleagues from across the Affiliate and Smithsonian networks for four days of sharing and networking at our National Conference.

Sessions, tours, receptions and more will bring hundreds of colleagues together to talk about strengthening our collaborations and to learn from each other. Register now! And peruse the agenda to get ready. See you soon! June 23-26.

Dr. Sunae Park Evans, Senior Costume Conservator at the National Museum of American History, will lead a talk on the Preventative Conservation of the First Ladies’ gowns in the Smithsonian’s collections at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, 6.13.

The Upcountry History Museum opens Down the Rabbit Hole: Imagining Alice’s Wonderland exhibition, which includes five drawings on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, in Greenville, 6.15.

A star, ripped apart by the gravitational forces of a black hole about 290 light years from Earth, as captured by the Chandra X -ray Observatory.

As part of the Moon Landing in Context series, Framingham State University will host a planetarium production co-created by Kim Kowal Arcand of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The planetarium show will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, in Framingham, 6.21.

The Young Ambassadors Program sponsored by the Smithsonian Latino Center will kick off with a week in Washington, exposing students to Latino leaders of all kinds in many disciplines. Students will then return to their hometowns to complete internships at the following Affiliates: California Science Center (Los Angeles); Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach, CA); History Colorado (Denver); HistoryMiami (FL); Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Miami, FL); Orange County Regional History Center (Orlando, FL); Adler Planetarium (Chicago, IL); Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (TX); The Witte Museum (San Antonio, TX), 6.24.

The College Park Aviation Museum will be displaying three artifacts on loan from the National Postal Museum related to Benjamin Lipsner, the First Superintendent of the world’s first regular permanent civilian air mail service, in College Park starting 6.17.

The National Museum of American History is bringing its popular professional development program for teachers, Let’s Do History, to Rhode Island with two workshops – one at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, 6.17 and at the Museum of Work and Culture (a site of the Rhode Island Historical Society) in Woonsocket, 6.18.


Affiliates, if you have collaboration news to share on the monthly calendar (must have a Smithsonian connection!), please contact Jennifer, National Outreach Manager, at