The air is crisp, and the leaves have almost all fallen. Winter is just around the corner, and nature has started to wind down and begin its annual hibernation. It's hard not to be at least a bit reflective this time of year.
As many of us gather to eat and celebrate with family and loved ones, we want to thank you for your support and readership. It has been a great year for us at the Archives: we have a new website, and we're excited to see more and more of you exploring our rich collections and subscribing to our blog. I just wanted to take the time to tell you that your comments (over 1,000 of them, as of just recently) and your visits mean a lot to us. The Smithsonian is all about "the increase and diffusion of knowledge" and we are excited to share our stories with you, but also to hear your stories and learn from you as well. We are thankful for you!