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History Rising: Conner Prairie's Balloon Adventure

Smithsonian Education
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Indianas only Smithsonian Affiliate, releases History Rising, A Conner Prairie Balloon Adventure, a film that documents how this cultural landmark is reinventing itself for guests of the 21st century. Featured are the massive preparation and behind-the-scenes insights and risks involved with installation of 1859 Balloon Voyage, a permanent exhibit. Frankly, at first I thought it was a little too far out for Conner Prairie, says Ellen M. Rosenthal, president and CEO of Conner Prairie, when referencing how the idea for1859 Balloon Voyage was born and evaluated more than two years ago. The documentary shows how the exhibit became a reality through collaboration with an international team, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum consultation, Conner Prairie staff and more than 40 volunteers. Watch the dynamics as everything comes down to the wire to launch of this permanent $2 million exhibit earlier this summer that changes the face of Conner Prairie. There was a lot of excitement and tension-packed moments as Conner Prairie inflated the balloon and built the exhibit, says Michael Husain, owner of Emmy-winning Good Vibes Media, which produced the documentary. The documentary originally aired Thursday, September 17 on WFYI, and DVDs are available at the Conner Prairie Store. © WFYI Productions, Indianapolis Indiana ### Conner Prairie interactive history park, created by Eli Lilly in 1934, is Indianas only Smithsonian affiliate. Families of today engage, explore and discover what it was like to live and play in Indianas past. Explore five themed historic areas on 200 beautiful, wooded acres including the newest exhibit, 1859 Balloon Voyage. This exhibit educates guests about Indianas aviation history and culminates with a voyage 350 feet above the prairie in a tethered helium balloon. Every visit is a unique adventure that provides an authentic look into the history that shapes us today. Admission to Conner Prairie is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for youth (ages 2-12) and free for members and children under 2. The balloon voyage fee is $15 for non-members and $12 for members. A $5 off coupon is available at BP am/pm convenience stores. For a list of participating stores or for more information about Conner Prairie visit /www.connerprairie.org or call 317.776.6006 or 800.966.1836.

The Past and Future of DC Chinatown (documentary film, 2018)

Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
Once a vibrant Chinese immigrant neighborhood, Washington, DC’s Chinatown is today a bustling business and entertainment district with only about 300 remaining Chinese American residents. While Chinatown first formed in the late 19th century on Pennsylvania Avenue NW within view of the Capitol, it was displaced for the construction of federal and municipal buildings around 1930. After relocating to near 7th and H Streets NW, a new Chinatown grew, but faced continued challenges from major development projects in the decades that followed. This documentary film draws on more than twenty oral history interviews with longtime community members to explore the evolution of this important, but shrinking neighborhood. “The Past and Future of DC Chinatown,” produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s “A Right to the City” exhibition (April 2018 - April 2020), received federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Southwest DC - “A Right to the City” Exhibition

Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
xcerpts from oral history interviews about the Southwest neighborhood of Washington, DC that appear in the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s exhibition, “A Right to the City” (2018- 2020). In a moment of rapid population growth and mounting tensions over development, “A Right to the City” explores the history of neighborhood change and civic engagement in the nation’s capital by looking at the dynamic histories of six Washington, D.C., neighborhoods: Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw and Southwest. The exhibition tells the story of these communities through the eyes of the Washingtonians who have helped shape these neighborhoods in extraordinary ways. They have used their collective community power to fight for quality public education, healthy and green urban spaces, equitable development and transportation, and a truly democratic approach to city planning. MORE INFORMATION: http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/A-Right-to-the-City-6222 Interviewees include: - Roberta Patrick, native Southwester and longtime staff member of the Southwest Community House - Neal Peirce, longtime Southwest resident and co-founder of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA)

Anacostia Youth Conference, Part 2

Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
Anacostia Youth Conference, proposal and recommendations to city officials, part 2, 1970s Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Series AM History, ACMA AV003217

Stokely Carmichael: Black People Must Organize, 1977 (Part 2)

Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
At Bethlehem Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, DC., Stokely Carmichael leads a discussion on ways to organize people. He stresses the responsibility of each person to organize people to achieve goal. He explains the power possible when people are properly organized. ACMA AV003058 d

Adams Morgan - “A Right to the City” Exhibition

Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
Excerpts from oral history interviews about the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC that appear in the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s exhibition, “A Right to the City” (2018- 2020). In a moment of rapid population growth and mounting tensions over development, “A Right to the City” explores the history of neighborhood change and civic engagement in the nation’s capital by looking at the dynamic histories of six Washington, D.C., neighborhoods: Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw and Southwest. The exhibition tells the story of these communities through the eyes of the Washingtonians who have helped shape these neighborhoods in extraordinary ways. They have used their collective community power to fight for quality public education, healthy and green urban spaces, equitable development and transportation, and a truly democratic approach to city planning. MORE INFORMATION: http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/A-Right-to-the-City-6222 Interviewees include: - Mary Pierce, brother of Walter Pierce - Ronald Pierce, co-founder of the Ontario Lakers Youth Organization and brother of Walter Pierce - Topper Carew, filmmaker, SNCC activist, and founder of The New Thing Art & Architecture Center - Marie Nahikian, co-founder and first executive director of the Adams Morgan Organization (AMO)

Rodney Mullen on Innovation

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
In August of 2012, the Lemelson Center invited Rodney Mullen, the unquestioned leader and pioneer of street skating, to visit us to discuss the role of invention and innovation in American life. We exchanged ideas and views not only about skateboarding, but about the role and importance of creativity and innovation to building a better society.

NEW ORLEANS, LA: The Higgins Boat | Places of Invention

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
Presented by The National WWII Museum and The University of New Orleans as part of the Smithsonian's PLACES OF INVENTION Affiliates Project, made possible thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation. Video 2 of 2

Innoskate 2013: Rodney Mullen & Tony Hawk Q&A

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
Recorded in front of a live audience on June 21, 2013 at the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History. A Q&A with legendary skateboarders Rodney Mullen and Tony Hawk.

Inventive Minds: David Stone

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
INVENTING GREEN David Stone is the inventor of Ferrock, a new carbon-negative alternative to Portland cement. This video was made possible through grant support of the Lemelson Foundation.

NEWARK, OH: The Invention: Mass-Production of Fiberglass | Places of Invention

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
Presented by The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art, and Technology and Owens Corning as part of the Smithsonian’s PLACES OF INVENTION Affiliates Project, made possible thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation. Video 2 of 3.

PITTSBURGH, PA: The Crawford Grill: A Home for Pittsburgh Jazz | Places of Invention

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
Presented by the Senator John Heinz History Center and MCG Jazz as part of the Smithsonian’s PLACES OF INVENTION Affiliates Project, made possible thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation. Video 3 of 3.

PITTSBURGH, PA: The Sounds of Pittsburgh Jazz | Places of Invention

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
Presented by The Senator John Heinz History Center and MCG Jazz as part of the Smithsonian's PLACES OF INVENTION Affiliates Project, made possible thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation. Video 2 of 3.

Manny Villafana's "No. 1" St. Jude Heart Valve

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
In this behind-the-scenes video at the National Museum of American History, Manny Villafaña shows off St. Jude Medical bileaflet mechanical heart valve serial number 1 that he co-invented. Currently the founder and CEO of Kips Bay Medical, Inc. in Minneapolis, Villafaña founded St. Jude Medical, Inc. and served as its Chairman and President from 1976 to 1982.

Inventive Minds: Paul MacCready

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
INVENTING GREEN Paul MacCready used his knowledge of aerodynamics to invent a variety of alternative fuel vehicles.

Ralph Baer and the Brown Box in Spark!Lab

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
Inventor of the home video game, Ralph Baer, was in Spark!Lab for National Inventors Month 2009. Ralph and his former lab partner, Bill Harrison played a game of Ping-Pong on one of Ralph's Brown Boxes.

Inventive Minds: Theresa Dankovich

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
INVENTING GREEN Theresa Dankovich invented a bacteria-killing water filter that is made of biodegradable paper embedded with silver nanoparticles. This video was made possible through grant support of the Lemelson Foundation.

Inventive Minds: Sunil Cherian

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
INVENTING GREEN Sunil Cherian, the founder and CEO of Spirae, Inc. in Fort Collins, Colorado, works on smart grid technology that balances variations in supply and demand from diverse energy sources to best meet the needs of energy consumers. This video was made possible through grant support of the Lemelson Foundation.

Inventing the Surveillance Society: Keynote and Panel 1

Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
KEYNOTE ADDRESS "Google's Goldfish: Living with Surveillance" David Lyon, Director, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's Research Chair in Surveillance Studies, Professor of Sociology and Professor of Law, Queen's University, Kingston Ontario INVENTING THE SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY: PART 1 "Nineteenth-Century 'New' Media and the History of Modern Surveillance" Josh Lauer, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of New Hampshire "Evolution of Video Surveillance: 3VR's Video Intelligence Platform" Al Shipp, CEO/President, 3VR, Inc. "Integrating Privacy Protections: Perspectives on the Surveillance Society" Jonathan Cantor, Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, US Dept. of Homeland Security Session Moderator Jeffrey L. Brodie, Deputy Director, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History

Good Thinking! — Sending "Learning Styles" Out of Style

Smithsonian Science Education Center
Sending "Learning Styles" Out of Style — explains how education research debunks the myth that teaching students in their preferred styles (e.g. “visual learners,” “auditory learners”) is an effective classroom practice. Explore the research: http://s.si.edu/1IwH5zS Credits: http://s.si.edu/1SGMX0J ---- If you enjoyed our Good Thinking! videos, share them with a friend, colleague, or a teacher in your life. And be sure to connect with us online! Our Website: http://s.si.edu/1RtrHsO STEMVisions Blog: http://s.si.edu/1de3GIH Facebook: http://s.si.edu/1Hc9Rt0 Twitter: http://s.si.edu/1GmsSVR Pinterest: http://s.si.edu/IJtdLq Google+: http://s.si.edu/1SGMzzj

Good Thinking! — Fired Up About Energy

Smithsonian Science Education Center
Fired Up About Energy – explores common student misconceptions related to the study of energy and suggests methods for effectively representing and discussing the topic in the classroom. Explore the research: http://s.si.edu/1IwH5zS Credits: http://s.si.edu/1SGMX0J ---- If you enjoyed our Good Thinking! videos, share them with a friend, colleague, or a teacher in your life. And be sure to connect with us online! Our Website: http://s.si.edu/1RtrHsO STEMVisions Blog: http://s.si.edu/1de3GIH Facebook: http://s.si.edu/1Hc9Rt0 Twitter: http://s.si.edu/1GmsSVR Pinterest: http://s.si.edu/IJtdLq Google+: http://s.si.edu/1SGMzzj

Good Thinking! — Falling 101

Smithsonian Science Education Center
Falling 101 – investigates why and how things fall, and explores common student misconceptions about gravity, inertia and air resistance. Explore the research: http://s.si.edu/1IwH5zS Credits: http://s.si.edu/1SGMX0J ---- If you enjoyed our Good Thinking! videos, share them with a friend, colleague, or a teacher in your life. And be sure to connect with us online! Our Website: http://s.si.edu/1RtrHsO STEMVisions Blog: http://s.si.edu/1de3GIH Facebook: http://s.si.edu/1Hc9Rt0 Twitter: http://s.si.edu/1GmsSVR Pinterest: http://s.si.edu/IJtdLq Google+: http://s.si.edu/1SGMzzj

Good Thinking! — What’s the “Matter” with Cells and Atoms?

Smithsonian Science Education Center
What’s the “Matter” with Cells and Atoms? — investigates the difficulties students have with applying ideas about matter consistently and appropriately across the life and physical sciences, and with interpreting and relating different representations of microscopic structures. Explore the research: http://s.si.edu/1IwH5zS Credits: http://s.si.edu/1SGMX0J ---- If you enjoyed our Good Thinking! videos, share them with a friend, colleague, or a teacher in your life. And be sure to connect with us online! Our Website: http://s.si.edu/1RtrHsO STEMVisions Blog: http://s.si.edu/1de3GIH Facebook: http://s.si.edu/1Hc9Rt0 Twitter: http://s.si.edu/1GmsSVR Pinterest: http://s.si.edu/IJtdLq Google+: http://s.si.edu/1SGMzzj

Explore Smithsonian: What External Adaptations do Pandas Have for Their Unique Diet

Smithsonian Science Education Center
Even though giant pandas are carnivores, almost all they eat is bamboo and plants. Discover the special external adaptations these bears have to eating this tough plant ---- If you enjoyed our Explore Smithsonian videos, share them with a friend, colleague, or a teacher in your life. And be sure to connect with us online! Our Website: http://s.si.edu/1RtrHsO STEMVisions Blog: http://s.si.edu/1de3GIH Facebook: http://s.si.edu/1Hc9Rt0 Twitter: http://s.si.edu/1GmsSVR Pinterest: http://s.si.edu/IJtdLq Google+: http://s.si.edu/1SGMzzj
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