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American Wine’s Historic Roots

Today’s most familiar wines derive from Europe’s ancient grape varieties, but America has a rich diversity of indigenous—and far lesser-known—grapes of its own. Jerry Eisterhold of Missouri’s Vox Vineyards discusses the history of American heritage grapes and what they offer to producers and wine lovers.

Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Discover Cuba: One Island, Many Worlds

After so many years, a thaw in diplomatic relations offers hope for greater opportunities for Americans to travel to Cuba and to rediscover a still-evolving island and its people. Emilio Cueto, a popular Smithsonian Journeys’ study tour leader to Cuba, takes you on a virtual journey around the amazing island in the Caribbean.

Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Capital Cheers: A DC Brew Tour
All-Day Tour

From a beer maker’s Gilded Age mansion to the warehouse-district breweries that produce today’s hottest artisan labels, join local historian Garrett Peck as he covers the spots that trace Washington’s long tradition of making (and drinking) the golden thirst-quencher.

Date
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Great River Expeditions

The mystery and adventurous allure of distant rivers held a fascination for American explorers of the 19th and early-20th centuries. Author and maritime historian Andy Jampoler recounts true stories of voyages of discovery along the Congo and Amazon and to the Dead Sea.

Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2017 Smithsonian Craft Show Daily Admission

Save money and avoid the lines by ordering your ticket in advance (includes access to the day’s special events). Two-day passes also available.

Date
Thurs., April 27, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat., April 29, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun., April 30, 2016, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.