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The following museums are closed Saturday, July 23, due to a power outage: National Museum of the American Indian, Hirshhorn Museum, National Museum of African Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the Ripley Center.Skip navigation
The Smithsonian Institution Archives staff collects, preserves and makes available the records of the Smithsonian Institution. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of the history of the American experience, of scientific exploration, and of international cultural understanding.