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Over 100 Affiliates will take part in Smithsonian magazine Museum Day. Many of them will host screenings of original programs from the Smithsonian Channel as part of the day’s programming. Check here for participating Affiliates taking part on 9.22.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences will host its annual Septembers with the Smithsonian programming. On 9.8, Dr. Valerie Paul from the Smithsonian Marine Station at Ft. Pierce will present two lectures on Smithsonian research in the Indian River lagoon. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra will present two concerts on Jazz Sites: Regional Style and Evolution in Daytona Beach, 9.28-29.
George Catlin, Buffalo Bull, Grazing on the Prairie, 1832-1833, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., soon to be on view in Washington.
A painting by George Catlin, Buffalo Bull, Grazing on the Prairie on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will be part of the Endangered Species, Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity exhibition opening at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, 9.8.
The International Storytelling Center will screen The True Story of Mary Celeste, the famous “ghost ship” mystery from the Smithsonian Channel, in Jonesborough, 9.17 and 9.22.
National Postal Museum Curator Lynn Heidelbaugh will present a lecture at the Durham Museum on Letters of Love, Longing and Loss in World War I, in Omaha, 9.18.
A presenter from the Smithsonian American Art Museum will lead a lively online discussion focusing on the representation of American Indians in artworks by both Native and non-Native artists at the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History in Lincoln, 9.26.
Alison Cawood, citizen science coordinator at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, will give an overview of the Center’s research and citizen science projects at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, 9.26.
The Senator John Heinz History Center will open the Destination Moon exhibition organized by the National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. In addition to the artifacts in the exhibition, the Center will feature an Apollo Lunar Surface Television Camera from the local Westinghouse Electric Corporation, also on loan from the National Air and Space Museum, in Pittsburgh, 8.29.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). Photo courtesy of NASA.