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Rocketry and Space Flight
July 1, 1976 – February 16, 2008

Explore two key technologies that have made spaceflight possible: rockets and space suits.

Air and Space Museum
General Aviation
July 1, 1976 – 1983

Examine private, non-commercial airline and non-military flight used to transport people, products, and services in the United States.

Air and Space Museum
Exhibition Flight
July 1, 1976 – 1980

Explore barnstorming, aerobatics, air racing, and air shows that are used to entertain the public, introduce and popularize flying, and accelerate the technical development of aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Life in the Universe
July 1, 1976 – 1979

Explore the universe, its makeup, and its possible habitation.

Air and Space Museum
Flight Testing
July 1, 1976 – 1995

Trace the history of flight research, research aircraft, and the test pilot.

Air and Space Museum
Satellites (and Sounding Rockets)
July 1, 1976 – 1985

Explore satellites and sounding rockets used for research, exploration, and service to society in this exhibit.

Air and Space Museum
Benefits from Flight
July 1, 1976 – 1982

Explore the many roles that air and space flight have played in the 7 decades since Kitty Hawk and the social consequences of air and space technology.

Air and Space Museum
Balloons and Airships
July 1, 1976 – 1990

Follow the history of lighter-than-air flight.

Air and Space Museum
Air Transportation
July 1, 1976 – January 9, 2006

Follow the evolution of air transportation of people, mail, and cargo in this exhibit of early aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Treasures of London
June 26, 1976 – July 18, 1976

See outstanding examples of 500 years of British silver work, including modern jewelry and pieces.

Smithsonian Castle
Keep the Last Bullet for Yourself: The Fight at Little Big Horn
June 25, 1976 – October 21, 1976

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Custer's Last Stand at Little Big Horn, see his Army Orders--never before exhibited--his buckskin coat and pants, a battle flag, rifles, maps, photographs, an Indian pictograph and 22 drawings by Red Horse, a participant in the battle.

Portrait Gallery
Portrait Miniatures from Private Collections
June 25, 1976 – January 9, 1976

Trace the evolution of the American portrait miniature from Colonial times to that of the Civil War in these 125 works.

American Art Museum
1876: American Art of the Centennial
May 28, 1976 – November 28, 1976

The majority of the 25 paintings and 5 pieces of sculpture in this exhibition were shown in the American gallery at the Philadelphia Centennial of 1876.

American Art Museum
Portrait of Sarah Porter
May 17, 1976 – June 15, 1976

View a portrait of the founder of Miss Porter's School.

Portrait Gallery
The Pelzman Memorial Glockenspiel
May 16, 1976 – December 31, 1980

Delight in a glockenspiel featuring animated animals and music hourly.

National Zoo
Arne Jacobsen, Danish Architect and Designer
May 13, 1976 – August 1, 1976

See photographic panels that illustrate his architectural work, while more than 100 objects present a selection of his product designs.

Renwick Gallery
Christian Gullager: Portrait Painter to Federal America
May 12, 1976 – September 6, 1976

View about 30 portraits by Danish-born Christian Gullager (1759-1826), who painted many wealthy and distinguished Americans, the most illustrious being President George Washington.

Portrait Gallery
1876: A Centennial Exhibition 1876: A Centennial Exhibition
May 10, 1976 – August 10, 1996

See materials acquired from the nation's 1876 Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia.

John Robinson - A Retrospective
May 9, 1976 – June 13, 1976

Works of the nationally known artist, a resident of Anacostia, are displayed.

Anacostia Community Museum
America as Art
April 30, 1976 – November 7, 1976

Examine how American art has been identified with the changing concepts and ideals associated with the U.S. over the past 200 years.

American Art Museum