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Museum artifacts go through many steps to reach a Smithsonian display case.

A humble skirt worn by an enslaved child finds a place in history

A humble skirt worn by an enslaved child finds a place in history - The Washington Post

For Women's History Month 2015, I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn't tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I'm pretty obsesse

2015 Women's History Month STEM Biography Series Roundup

For Women& History Month I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn& tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I& pretty obsesse

Abraham Lincoln with Col. Alexander S. Webb, Chief of Staff, 5th Corps and Gen. George B. McClellan. Photo by Alexander Gardner Oct 3, 1862

1862 - President Abraham Lincoln meets with General George McClellan on the battlefield of Antietam in Maryland.

Tomorrow marks the centennial of the 1913 woman suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. We commemorated the event today with artifacts out of storage, a historical interpreter, activities and more.

Tomorrow marks the centennial of the 1913 woman suffrage parade in Washington, D. We commemorated the event today with artifacts out of storage, a historical interpreter, activities and more.

Very sweet. Joan Clark (later Joan Morris) visiting her Girl Scout uniform from 1943, on display in the museums artifact walls by national museum of american history, Thanks for visiting, Joan!

Joan Clark (later Joan Morris) visiting her Girl Scout uniform from on display in the museums artifact walls by national museum of american history, Thanks for visiting, Joan!

Nathalia Crane

Brooklyn Poem Prodigy

Nathalia Clara Ruth Crane August 1913 – 22 October was a poet and novelist who became famous as a child prodigy after the publication of her first book of poetry, The Janitor's Boy, written at age 10 and published two years later.

Ottoman Empire jacket 19th century

Red velvet richly embroidered with gilded palm branches.

Ensemble Date: fourth quarter 19th century Culture: Romanian Medium: cotton, wool, silk, metal

Romanian folk costume has remained relatively unchanged and continues to be worn for festival occasions. The basic model for women consists of an embroidered blouse and skirt, belt, head scarf, and often a vest or jacket

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