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Sep 10, 2014, 11:02 ET

National Museum of American History Innovates with West Exhibition Wing

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History plans to transform how its audiences experience history by creating a multiplex of exhibition...

Sep 04, 2014, 10:11 ET

Major Gift to Fund Education Initiatives and Learning Space at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Philanthropist and education advocate Phyllis Taylor has donated $7.5 million for education outreach and a new learning space to be named the...

Aug 19, 2014, 08:45 ET
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National Museum of American History Collects History Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History

As part of its mission to document the full breadth of the American experience, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will add a...

Jun 12, 2014, 13:07 ET
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Media Advisory: Smithsonian to Welcome New Citizens, Honor Ralph Lauren at June 17 Ceremony

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will host a special naturalization ceremony and presentation of the James Smithson...

Jun 11, 2014, 10:14 ET
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Media Advisory: National Museum of American History Hosts "Raise It Up! Anthem for America"

Celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the National Anthem, with "Raise It Up! Anthem for...

Jun 10, 2014, 16:36 ET
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Major Music Artists Join Smithsonian's Star-Spangled Banner Celebration

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the national anthem and the flag that inspired it...

May 06, 2014, 13:33 ET
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Smithsonian Celebrates Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial

Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the Star-Spangled Banner's bicentennial. Artists such as...

Mar 26, 2014, 10:01 ET
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Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme Kicks Off Jazz Appreciation Month with Donations from Ravi Coltrane and Chuck Stewart

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will kick off the 13th annual Jazz Appreciation Month March 26 at 11 a.m., with donations...

Mar 14, 2014, 09:05 ET
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Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will kick off the 13th annual Jazz Appreciation Month March 26 with jazz photographer Chuck...

Feb 05, 2014, 09:17 ET

Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal Displayed at the Smithsonian

National Museum of American History Hosts Day of Remembrance Event The National Museum of American History will host an unveiling ceremony...

Jan 23, 2014, 11:05 ET

National Museum of American History Unpacks "Camilla's Purse"

New Display Tells One Holocaust Survivor's Story through Personal Possessions  The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will...

Jan 08, 2014, 08:14 ET
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Smithsonian Celebrates the Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial

2014 Also Marks National Museum of American History's 50th Anniversary and Centennial of Its First Ladies Exhibition The Smithsonian's...

Dec 12, 2013, 11:19 ET

Smithsonian Celebrates 50 Years of Civil Rights History

National Museum of American History Holds Feb. 5 Youth Summit on Freedom Summer To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the...

Dec 05, 2013, 11:19 ET
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Mr. Peanut Comes to the Smithsonian

National Museum of American History Goes Nuts for Marketing Icon An early 20th-century Mr. Peanut figure will come to the Smithsonian's...

Oct 24, 2013, 07:10 ET
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Smithsonian Explores Beginnings of Biotechnology

 The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History chronicles the story of biotechnology and its impact on society in a new showcase...

Aug 07, 2013, 08:09 ET

Smithsonian Exhibition to Display Relics, Keepsakes and Curios

National Museum of American History's "Souvenir Nation" Features Historical Mementos Press Preview: August 7, 10-Noon The Smithsonian's...

Jul 08, 2013, 08:28 ET

Calder's Gwenfritz Sculpture On The Move

 Opportunity to photograph the take-down of Alexander Calder's Gwenfritz sculpture at the corner of 14th St. and Constitution Ave....

Jun 25, 2013, 11:38 ET

National Museum of American History Launches History of Disability Online Exhibition

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will launch "EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America" to explore themes and...

Apr 09, 2013, 09:10 ET

Smithsonian Celebrates Global Reach of Jazz during Jazz Appreciation Month

National Museum of American History Adds Artifacts from Jazz Greats Weston and Hernandez Donation Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. April 9, Open to Media...

Mar 19, 2013, 09:05 ET

National Museum of American History Announces Initiative to Preserve Agricultural Heritage and Document Farm Innovation

On National Agriculture Day, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is unveiling a new website where the public can upload stories...