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Artful Abe Artful Abe

Artful Abe is an online scavenger hunt that takes you from outdoor sculptures of Abraham Lincoln around America to discover related artworks in the collection of the American Art Museum.

Mr. President Mr. President

Learn the facts about each of our nation’s presidents. It’s a great place for browsing, research, or homework help.

Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together! Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together!

OurStory is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through children’s literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.

Questions Come Alive Questions Come Alive

The Smithsonian asks and answers questions about science, art, history and culture every day. Test your SI—Q!

Fact Sheet

U.S. Presidential Historic Sites

List of recognized presidential historic sites is arranged by presidential administrations in chronological order.

Online Exhibition

150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth 150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth

The National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a series of four alcove exhibitions -- one each year -- commemorating this period of American history. The first of these exhibitions recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, a friend of President Lincoln, in Alexandria, Virginia.

A Letter from George Washington, November 30, 1785 A Letter from George Washington, November 30, 1785

On view is the letter George Washington wrote on November 30, 1785, to David Stuart, a trusted associate and stepfather to Washington's grandchildren.

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.

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.

America's Presidents America's Presidents

This exhibition displays multiple images of the presidents of the United States, including Gilbert Stuart's "Lansdowne" portrait of George Washington.

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963 Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963

Learn how two events 100 years apart changed the course of the nation in this exhibition featuring such items as Abraham Lincoln's top hat, Harriet Tubman's shawl, and photographs of the March on Washington.

Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president during the Great Depression, used stamps to communicate with the American people.

First Ladies at the Smithsonian First Ladies at the Smithsonian

This exhibition highlights the role of the first lady and features in two galleries a total of 24 first ladies' gowns and more than 100 other objects, including portraits, White House china, and personal possessions from the Smithsonian's collection.

George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years

A look at the Washingtons from the perspective of their contemporaries.

George Washington: A National Treasure George Washington: A National Treasure
Gettysburg Address Gettysburg Address

To celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, the museum showcases the rarely exhibited White House's copy of the Gettysburg Address.

Harry Benson: Being There Harry Benson: Being There

This exhibition features approximately 100 photographs -- beginning with the era of the Beatles to 9/11 -- by New York-based, Scotland-born photographer Harry Benson.

Herblock's Presidents: Herblock's Presidents: "Puncturing Pomposity"

This exhibition reveals how one of America's greatest political cartoonists—Herbert Lawrence Block—viewed the American presidency for most of the 20th century.

Jefferson's Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Jefferson's Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

Thomas Jefferson's “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth" provides insight into his religious and moral beliefs.

Mail to the Chief: The Stamp Designs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mail to the Chief: The Stamp Designs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

See 16 stamps from Roosevelt's collection, including several bearing his own designs.