As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed to the public as of Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time.
Jill Lepore is a professor of history at Harvard University, and a staff writer for the New Yorker. As a historian, Jill Lepore takes special care to write-in the stories of people footnoted, or even erased, in the official accounts of history. She also tries to find or describe their likenesses or portraits of their contemporaries, or their descendants.