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Creating Poetry From Your Family History: A Writing Workshop

Medical History in Philadelphia: Including America's Oldest Hospital 
All-Day Tour
The Change-Makers and Social Justice


Rock Creek Park Tour Postponed

Due to flash flooding, the tour of Rock Creek Park originally scheduled for September 30th at 9:30am is being rescheduled for Friday October 7th at 9:30am. All other details of the tour remain the same.

If you are unable to attend this new date, please notify Customer Service by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 3 by calling (202) 633-3030 (M-F; 9-5) or email us at CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org


Meet Astronaut Mike Massimino—No Ordinary Spaceman
Former astronaut Mike Massimino is the veteran of NASA space flights aboard space shuttles Columbia and Atlantis. His final mission was to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. He tells a compelling story about following a dream and what having the “right stuff” really means—at NASA, in space, and in life. 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Medical History in Philadelphia: Including America's Oldest Hospital
All-Day Tour
Join museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker for a close-up look at the rich and fascinating of Philadelphia as a center of American medicine. Explore the home of pioneering surgeon Philip Syng Physick, the Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Mutter Museum.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 7:00 AM
The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts
In a five-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This session features William Gahl, Clinical Director, National Human Genome Research Institute and Director, NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Taraji P. Henson: This Cookie Doesn’t Crumble
At the center of Fox’s wildly popular hip-hop drama, Empire, is the captivating Cookie Lyon. The force behind Cookie is D.C. native Taraji P. Henson, an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner. Henson talks about her new memoir, Around the Way Girl, about making a life and building career—and what really happens behind the scenes on Empire.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Novelist Jodi Picoult: On Tackling Tough Topics
In a conversation with NPR’s Lynn Neary, best-selling author Jodi Picoult discusses her career, inspirations, writing process, and why the issues she takes on in her latest book Small Great Things spoke to her as a novelist. 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:45 PM
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