“Mail Trolleys” tracks era when mail was sorted all across town

Washington, D.C. Railway Post Office trolley car #1 In October 1891, flourishing after a long period of Civil-War stagnation, the city of St. Louis got America’s first mail trolley up and rolling through its streets. Other cities took note and by 1908 mail trolleys were clickety-clacking along the boulevards and …

Harrison Ford and Betty White To Receive Medals From Smithsonian

Honorees Will Be Recognized at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute Gala for Their Conservation Efforts June 14, 2017 The James Smithson Bicentennial Medal will be presented Sept. 28 to Harrison Ford and Betty White to honor their commitment to wildlife and efforts to create a sustainable planet. The …

Preview: “Religion in Early America” at the National Museum of American History

Media only:  Amelia Avalos  (202) 633-3129 avalosa@si.edu Melinda Machado (202) 633-3129 machadom@si.edu What:  National Museum of American History will host a preview of the museum’s first religion history exhibition, “Religion in Early America.” Date:  Friday, June 23, 2017 – 10:30am When:  Friday, June 23 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Where:  National Museum of American …