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Lincoln's Carriage Lincoln's Carriage
March 23, 2015 – May 25, 2015

A special display of the carriage that transported the President, Mary Todd Lincoln, Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancée Clara Harris to Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.

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 30, 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
West Wing Exhibition Preview: Second Floor West Wing Exhibition Preview: Second Floor
September 14, 2013 – TBA

This sneak peek at the museum's renovations features a World War II billboard, a Godess of Liberty statue, an Apache fiddle, and a menorah with Statue of Liberty candle holders.

American History Museum
Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000 Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000
November 20, 2012 – Indefinitely

This mouth-watering exhibition explores the social changes that have changed how we eat and features Julia Child's kitchen.

American History Museum
Celia Cruz Portrait by Robert Weingarten Celia Cruz Portrait by Robert Weingarten
October 3, 2012 – Through June 2015 TBA

See a composite "portrait" of legendary singer Celia Cruz (1924-2003) made up of images of objects in the museum's collection that represent her.

American History Museum
Conestoga Wagon Conestoga Wagon
September 19, 2012 – Indefinitely

See a wagon that helped America's westward expansion to the Pacific.

American History Museum
American Stories American Stories
April 12, 2012 – Indefinitely

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

American History Museum
You Must Remember This You Must Remember This
February 1, 2012 – Rotating

See costumes worn by movie stars and other memorablia from Warner Bros. Studio.

American History Museum
The First Ladies The First Ladies
November 19, 2011 – Indefinitely

Learn how first ladies have shaped the role of first lady as the role of women in society evolved. On view are more than two dozen gowns, including those worn by Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, and Jacqueline Kennedy.

American History Museum
Two Key Smithsonian Figures: Leonard Carmichael and Frank Taylor Two Key Smithsonian Figures: Leonard Carmichael and Frank Taylor
December 22, 2010 – TBA

This display case honors two people instrumental in the creation of the National Museum of American History.

American History Museum
Stories on Money Stories on Money
June 11, 2009 – Indefinitely

This exhibition explores the history of money -- coinage and currency -- from the earliest times to the present and showcases objects from the museum's National Numismatic Collection.

American History Museum
On the Water: Stories from Maritime America On the Water: Stories from Maritime America
May 22, 2009 – Permanent

This exhibition traces American maritime history from 18th-century sailing ships, to 19th-century steamboats and fishing craft, to today's huge container ships.

American History Museum
The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem
November 21, 2008 – Permanent

The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem.

American History Museum
Landmark Objects Landmark Objects
– Permanent

Three large, iconic artifacts in the main corridor of each floor of the East Wing highlight the key themes of the exhibitions in the wing.

American History Museum
Artifact Walls: Mall Entrance Corridor Artifact Walls: Mall Entrance Corridor
November 21, 2008 – Permanent

On view in floor-to-ceiling, glass-fronted walls on both sides of the Mall entrance are objects highlighting the depth and breadth of the museum's permanent collection and our nation's rich and diverse history.

American History Museum

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