Director, Institutional History Division
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Presentation: Lincoln’s Deathbed: Images of a Martyred President
Pamela M. Henson is director of the Institutional History Division of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. She is responsible for research and writing on the history of the Smithsonian and an oral history project with Smithsonian staff. Her exhibits include “Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution” and “Expeditions: Smithsonian Research in Latin America.” Currently, she is co-curating an exhibit on Charles Darwin for the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Gallery in 2009 and an exhibit for the 100th anniversary of the National Museum of Natural History in 2010. She is the author of numerous articles on the history of the Smithsonian and in the history of American biology.