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The Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015 The Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015
July 17, 2015 – December 14, 2015

As part the Smithsonian's commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this display features objects from the national collections that capture the significance and legacy of the ADA through the stories of four people.

American History Museum
Places of Invention Places of Invention
July 1, 2015 – Ongoing

What is it about a particular place that excites a creative mind and sparks invention and innovation? Discover what can happen when the right mix of inventive people, ready resources, and inspiring surroundings come together.

American History Museum
American Enterprise American Enterprise
July 1, 2015 – Permanent

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 History Museum
Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780-1910 Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780-1910
July 1, 2015 – February 26, 2017

Travel with us to the surface of the moon, the center of the earth, and the depths of the ocean—to the fantastic worlds of fiction inspired by 19th-century discovery and invention.

American History Museum
The Value of Money The Value of Money
July 1, 2015 – Permanent

The Value of Money examines global histories of exchange, cultural interaction, political change, and innovation through more than 400 objects from the National Museum of American History’s National Numismatic Collection.

American History Museum
Spark!Lab Spark!Lab
July 1, 2015 – Ongoing

Spark!Lab reveals the real story behind inventors’ work through hands-on activities that help kids and families learn about the history and process of invention.

American History Museum
Object Project Object Project
July 1, 2015 – Ongoing

Object Project features more than 300 objects, a “magic” scrapbook, an opportunity to virtually try on clothing from the collection, and a special version of “The Price is Right.”

American History Museum
Mr. Wizard Mr. Wizard
July 1, 2015 – September 1, 2015

Personal papers, files and other items belonging to the late Don Herbert—Mr. Wizard—the well-known TV science educator from the 1950s-80s, recently acquired by the museum, are on display.

American History Museum
Inventing in America Inventing in America
July 1, 2015 – Indefinitely

Inventing in America, a collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, focuses on inventions and innovators of the past and present, including Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, and Thomas Edison. The displays feature early patent models, trademarks, and inventions of National Inventors Hall of Fame members.

American History Museum
Inventive Minds Inventive Minds
July 1, 2015 – Indefinitely

Inventive Minds, a gallery within the Lemelson Hall of Invention and Innovation, will introduce visitors to the mission and work of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, particularly its efforts to document invention.

American History Museum
Lego American Flag Lego American Flag
July 1, 2015 – September 28, 2015

As part of our Innovation wing opening day celebration, visitors to the museum (with the help of Lego Master Builders) built an American flag out of Lego. And not just any flag: it's constructed with 156,000 bricks and is the largest Lego American flag ever built!

American History Museum
EV1 Electric Car EV1 Electric Car
June 10, 2015 – September 30, 2015

The EV1 was the first modern electric car designed for a mass market. Beginning in 1996, General Motors built 1,117 of the cars and leased most of them to consumers in California, Arizona, and Georgia. The EV1 became the focal point of a national discussion about innovation and the promise of reducing air pollution and dependence on oil with electric cars.

American History Museum
Through the African American Lens: A Preview of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Through the African American Lens: A Preview of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
May 8, 2015 – TBA

These artifacts demonstrate the richness and diversity of the African American experience and provide a preview of the themes and collections to be on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

American History Museum
Big Band Big Band
March 31, 2015 – Indefinitely

“Big Band” is by American painter LeRoy Neiman, who was known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians and sporting events. It is 9x13 feet and features a composition of 18 iconic jazz musicians, together in what he envisioned to be his “dream” band.

American History Museum
"Hear My Voice": Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound
January 26, 2015 – January 3, 2016

See and hear some of the earliest sound recordings ever made, by Alexander Graham Bell’s Volta Laboratory in Washington, D.C., in the 1880s.

American History Museum
A Room of Her Own: My Mother's Altar, an installation by Sandra Cisneros A Room of Her Own: My Mother's Altar, an installation by Sandra Cisneros
October 31, 2014 – September 7, 2015

Acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros has created an installation in the tradition of "Dia de Muertos" to honor her mother, Elvira Cordero Cisneros.

American History Museum
Grand Piano made by Bluthner, Leipzig, Germany, 1900 Grand Piano made by Bluthner, Leipzig, Germany, 1900
August 13, 2014 – Ongoing

This piano has a version of the ornate Jubilee cast-iron plates Blüthner produced from 1898 to 1907.

American History Museum
Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History
May 16, 2014 – Ongoing

Explore the museum's transformation from a history and technology museum to one devoted to American history through images of key exhibitions and activities.

American History Museum
The Early Sixties: American Science The Early Sixties: American Science
April 25, 2014 – August 23, 2015

See some cutting-edge technology circa 1964, the year the National Museum of American History (originally the Museum of History and Technology) opened.

American History Museum
The Early Sixties: American Culture The Early Sixties: American Culture
April 25, 2014 – August 23, 2015

Experience the culture of the early 1960s, the era in which the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, opened.

American History Museum

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