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A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution

The experiences of Japanese Americans during WWII; decision-making and citizen action under the U.S. Constitution.

A Song for the Horse Nation A Song for the Horse Nation

The story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes from the 1600s to the present is depicted.

A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law, 1964-1971 A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law, 1964-1971

On view are more than 60 of Lisa Law's photographs documenting the sweeping personal and cultural changes of the 1960s.

A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic

Learn about the achievements of women in the late 18th century and see portraits of eight prominent American women of the period.

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

Explore the life and legacy of our 16th president through objects from the museum's collection.

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

See some 90 African art objects that were inspired by astronomical observations and phenomena, including rainbows and eclipses.

African Voices African Voices

This exhibition examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa's peoples and cultures.

Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks

150 Yup'ik Eskimo objects from the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal southwestern Alaska are on view.

Airmail in America

This exhibition examines the critical role the postal system played in the creation of America's commercial aviation industry.

All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak

Explore the rich tradition of African American storytelling through videotaped interviews with professional writers telling compelling stories drawn from their own experiences and revealing how the world in which they live impacts their writing.

Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately

This exhibition presents an alphabet of philately through 26 topics, in which each letter stands for some aspect of stamp collecting or the sending of mail.

America by Air America by Air

This exhibition traces the history of commercial air transportation in the U.S. from 1914 to today and discusses how technological innovations have revolutionized air travel .

America on the Move America on the Move

This exhibition examines how transportation -- from 1876 to 1999 -- has shaped our American identity.

American Cool American Cool

What do we mean when we say someone is "cool"? Find out in this exhibition.

American Enterprise American Enterprise

Learn how business and innovation helped the United States develop from a small dependent agricultural nation to one of the world's largest economies.

American Origins, 1600-1900 American Origins, 1600-1900

This exhibition starts from the days of contact between Native Americans and European explorers through the struggles of independence to the Gilded Age.

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music

Experience the true flavor, or "sabor," of Latin music in the United States and the influence Latin music genres have had on American popular music.

American Stories American Stories

See more than 100 historic and cultural touchstones of American history from the museum’s vast holdings.

Americans Now Americans Now

Drawn from the Portrait Gallery's permanent collection, this exhibition features individuals prominent in sports, entertainment, and other fields of endeavor during the last 10 years.

America's New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum America's New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

To celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, the museum hosts 10 rare and important documents from the Springfield library and museum.


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