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Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-13016, 1863.

The Assassination of President Lincoln

WED, APRIL 1, 2015, 02:05 PM EST

Learn about the history of Ford’s Theatre in the federal city and the major events during the Civil War that relate to John Wilkes Booth and the assassination of President Lincoln. Watch Video >

Photograph of two lionfish and lionfish ceviche. Lionfish, popular for aquariums, are a significant invasive species found in the west Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. Photo credit: Christopher Testani.

Invasive Species: Can We Eat Our Way Out of a Crisis?

WED, OCTOBER 1, 2014, 01:15 PM EST

From nutria to lionfish, learn how and when incentivized harvest can be used as an effective tool for ecosystem management. Watch Video >

Image of the April 1916 issue of  The National Geographic Magazine, courtesy of the Interior Museum, T2009.2.37.

Land of the Best: National Geographic and the National Parks

WED, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, 04:26 PM EST

Learn how the histories of National Geographic and the National Park Service intersect. Watch Video >

Detail of Interior Museum’s 75th anniversary commemorative image by Brian Maebius.

Alphabet Soup & the Art of the WPA

WED, MAY 7, 2014, 10:04 AM EST

Hear how the art programs of the 1930s created a lasting legacy. Watch Video >

Scaffolded Washington Monument. Image courtesy of the Interior Museum. Photo by Diana Ziegler,

Monumental Task: Repairing Earthquake Damage to the Washington Monument

WED, JULY 10, 2013, 10:46 AM EST

Learn how the 2011 Virginia earthquake damaged the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument and how it was repaired. Watch Video >

 An entelodont, a pig-like omnivore that was once indigenous to North America, Europe, and Asia from the Eocene to Miocene period devours a dinosaur.

Discovering Dinosaurs on Public Lands

THU, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012, 02:20 PM EST

Explore a renaissance in the field of paleontology and what new fossil discoveries are on the horizon. Watch Video >

Cherry blossoms

Nature’s Notebook: Exploring the Pace of the Planet from Your Own Backyard

WED, APRIL 6, 2011, 03:51 PM EST

Learn about the delicate interaction between plants and animals, climate change, and environmental health. Watch Video >

Mount Saint Helens Eruption

America's Dangerous Volcanoes

WED, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, 01:15 PM EST

Learn what volcanoes pose the threat of lava flows, toxic gases, volcanic ash, and mudflows. Watch Video >

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Glorious Flight: The Jeannette C. Rudy Duck Stamp Collection

WED, JUNE 2, 2010, 01:15 PM EST

National Postal Museum Assistant Curator Daniel Piazza presents the duck stamps of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration. Watch Video >

Indian and Soldier

Indians, Corn, and the American West: Maynard Dixon’s New Deal Mural for the U.S. Department of the Interior

SAT, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009, 09:43 AM EST

Dr. Erika Doss discusses the complexities surrounding government-funded art projects during the 1930s and how American Artist Maynard Dixon negotiated with New Deal tastemakers in his depiction of modern American Indians and the American West. Watch Video >