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Join us in our first Kickstarter to bring back Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit.

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America Innovates!

The National Museum of American History opens a new wing dedicated to American enterprise and innovation.

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Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

Now on view at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

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Help us digitize and transcribe our collections – unlocking stories, increasing access, and discovering new knowledge.

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