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Who Was James Smithson?
After ten years of spirited debate and extensive compromise, it was on August 10, 164 years ago today, that President James K. Polk signed a bill presented by the United States Congress establishing the Smithsonian Institution.
By Jess Righthand Around the Mall Blog, August 10, 2010
This Just In: Free Wi-Fi on the National Mall
We here at ATM are pleased to relay an exciting announcement made by District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty and District Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak today: new outdoor hotspots provide free Wi-Fi coverage on the National Mall, from 3rd Street to 14th Street!
By Megan Gambino Around the Mall Blog, September 8, 2010
Lights Out at the Castle
The National Mall was more dark than usual on Saturday night, when buildings around the city and the world—including the Smithsonian Institution’s Castle and the Reynolds Center—turned off the lights for 60 minutes as part of Earth Hour, a global effort by the World Wildlife Fund to draw attention to climate change.
By Erica R. Hendry Around the Mall Blog, March 29, 2010
Dan Brown’s Smithsonian: Fact or Fiction?
Towards the beginning of his new thriller The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown introduces his main character Peter Solomon, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
By Megan Gambino Around the Mall Blog, October 14, 2009