Celebrating 50 Years: Smithsonian Magazine and Earth Day
Evening Program with Light Reception
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.
First issue of "Smithsonian" magazine
For 50 years, Smithsonian magazine has brought the Institution’s deep knowledge, curiosity, and wonder into the homes of readers across the nation. The magazine was launched in the spring of 1970—as was the first Earth Day—and from the start it has been the trusted go-to source on the natural world and environmental issues.
Celebrate Smithsonian magazine’s anniversary by revisiting some of its first articles about how we understand planet Earth and learn about the progress we’ve made since then. Hear from journalists, photographers, and other experts who brought these stories to life.
Afterward, toast 50 years of Smithsonian magazine and Earth Day and enjoy cupcakes generously provided by Georgetown Cupcake.
This event is presented as part of the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Initiative.
NOTE: The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Smithsonian Institution.
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