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Making a Modern Museum: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Museum of American History Making a Modern Museum: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Museum of American History
May 16, 2014 – September 7, 2014

Retrace the history of the museum from its origins in the 1960s as the Museum of History and Technology to today's National Museum of American History.

American History Museum
Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History
May 16, 2014 – September 7, 2014

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 – December 14, 2014

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 – December 14, 2014

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
1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang
April 25, 2014 – TBA

An silver-blue 1965 Ford Mustang evokes 1964, the year the museum opened to the public.

American History Museum
Marian Anderson: Artist and Symbol Marian Anderson: Artist and Symbol
April 8, 2014 – September 7, 2014

Marian Anderson's orange-and-black velvet ensemble, which she wore during her historic Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9,1939, is on view.

American History Museum
Preview Case: American Enterprise Preview Case: American Enterprise
September 14, 2013 – TBA

This sneak peek at the museum's renovations features a Google Cork Board server.

American History Museum
West Wing Exhibition Preview: Second Floor West Wing Exhibition Preview: Second Floor
September 14, 2013 –

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
Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963 Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963
December 14, 2012 – September 7, 2014

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.

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

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

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 Exhibition

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

View two dozen dresses worn by former first ladies.

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 that 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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