The years that followed World War I found the world fascinated by
the new. It was an era marked by creativity, innovation, and excitement,
fueled by new freedoms and a rush to embrace the modern.
How the 1920s shaped and defined that modernity—and the decade's
lasting legacy—provides the focus of a series of Smithsonian
Associates programs that extend from spring through fall 2017.
Join us for an exhilarating look at a decade that dared.
Current Programs (In Date Order):
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. - RESCHEDULED DATE
During the sports-crazed ’20s, baseball established itself
as the true national pastime—and a modern game entering a
golden age. Join John McMurray of the Society
for American Baseball Research for an examination of how that
came about and an evaluation of this remarkable decade of change
in baseball history.
Evening Program with Book Signing
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Historian Mike Wallace takes a fascinating look at
the confluence of social, economic, and creative forces that
transformed New York City in the 1920s into a cultural mecca.
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the rides at Coney
Island, there was something for everyone.
Studio Arts Workshop
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
Egyptian-inspired jewelry was all the rage in the 1920s.
Learn the secrets to great-looking wire work and hammering
and finishing techniques as you create a fluid coil chain
any flapper would be proud to wear.