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Fact Sheet

Egyptian Mummies Egyptian Mummies

Information and reading list on the process of Egyptian mummification.

Facts about the United States Flag Facts about the United States Flag
Famous Horses Famous Horses
Foucault Pendulum Foucault Pendulum

The Foucault Pendulum is named for the French physicist Jean Foucault (pronounced Foo-koh), who first used it in 1851 to demonstrate the rotation of the earth.

Hope Diamond Fact Sheet Hope Diamond Fact Sheet

Learn about the history of the Hope Diamond.

Shark Attack File Shark Attack File

Information about the Shark Attack File

Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
Tucker Automobiles Tucker Automobiles
Winchester, General Philip H. Sheridan's War Horse Winchester, General Philip H. Sheridan's War Horse

War heroes are not always human, and the Smithsonian has several animal soldiers in its collection.

Online Exhibition

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 Elephant African Elephant

Dominating the rotunda, in a setting that re-creates the Angolan bush, is the museum's 8-ton, 14-foot-tall African elephant.

Airmail in America

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

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.

Amazonia Amazonia

Animals and plants of the New World are included in this rain forest habitat featuring a re-created microcosm of the world's largest rain forest and the Amazon River.

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 Stories American Stories

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

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.

Apollo to the Moon Apollo to the Moon

This exhibition traces NASA's manned space program from 1961 to 1972.

Art of the Stamp Art of the Stamp

See 100 original drawings and artworks that were used to create postage stamps, including entries for the famous Elvis stamp design competition.


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