Ornate hall (Carol M. Highsmith/Library of Congress)

Belarusians check out U.S. libraries

Belarusian librarians visited the U.S. to explore the library system, from the biggest collections to a small library in a rural town in Georgia.
Two young girls displaying the wares of their business on a table (© Lemonade Day)

Young entrepreneurs learn that business can be sweet

How does a lemonade stand turn into a full-fledged business? Programs designed to inspire young entrepreneurs teach American children valuable skills.
Artist's rendering of new memorial (Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian)

Native American Veterans Memorial coming to Washington

In 2020, a new memorial will honor the stories and sacrifices of Native American soldiers and their families from across the United States.
Time-lapse photo of sun traversing the sky (© AP Images)

Across America, winter celebrations

Americans love a party, and winter offers several holidays for family and friends to meet and celebrate religious and cultural events.
Man standing on street lined with hurricane debris from houses (Nechama — Jewish Response to Disaster)

Faith-based charities, lending a helping hand

All denominations turn out to help people in times of disaster, like in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the U.S.

Religious freedom: A basic right [poster]

Freedom of religion is a basic right in the United States. It is an important component of American democracy and of America's diverse society.
Woman dressed in witch costume sticking her tongue out (© AP Images)

Boo! Halloween celebrations in pictures

Halloween, celebrated on October 31, has its roots in Celtic culture, but did you know it's celebrated around the world? Check out these photos to see more!
Huge crowd in a city square (© Tom Fitzsimmons/AP Images)

How Americans observed V-E Day during World War II

When the Allied nations of World War II achieved victory in Europe, celebrations erupted across the globe. Learn how various U.S. cities marked the event.
Illustration of laptop with man onscreen blowing shofar, next to candles and holiday foods (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Americans blend tradition, creativity for Rosh Hashanah

Learn how Jewish Americans are adapting their holiday rituals to accommodate the observance of Rosh Hashanah during a public health crisis.