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Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II
February 17, 2017 – February 19, 2018

In 1942, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 and reshaped the history of Americans of Japanese descent. In the post-9/11 world, the U.S. continues to wrestle with the tension between personal freedom and national security.

American History Museum
American Ballet
– Ongoing

This display showcases costumes worn by ballerinas Violette Verdy, Marianna Tcherkassky, and Misty Copeland.

American History Museum
Elaine Ostroff and the Universal Design Movement
December 1, 2016 – March 23, 2017

A pioneer of this movement was Massachusetts educator Elaine Ostroff who has advocated on behalf of people with disabilities throughout her career. Her work has improved the lives of people with disabilities and the general population as well.

American History Museum
Solar on the Line
November 29, 2016 – TBD

Solar on the Line explores the innovation and technology behind solar power as a renewable energy resource.

American History Museum
Giving in America
November 29, 2016 – Permanent

Giving in America looks at the history of philanthropy in United States, commemorating the movements and people who made and continue to make a difference.

American History Museum
Everyone Plays: Sports and Disability
October 1, 2016 – March 26, 2017

An explosion of innovation and creativity has led to technological advancements in adaptive sports equipment, allowing disabled athletes to participate in a wide range of sports that they would not otherwise have had access to.

American History Museum
Mending Broken Hearts: Innovation Inside the Body
September 23, 2016 – March 26, 2017

The history of medical advancement in America has been one of trial and risk. Today, heart valve operations are routine, but developing a successful mechanical valve involved years of experimentation with materials and design by a small team of doctors after World War II.

American History Museum
Always Ready: Firefighting in the 19th Century
September 16, 2016 – TBD

Explores how the role of citizens in fighting fire changed dramatically over the 19th century along with the technology. 

American History Museum
Celebration: Snapshots of African American Communities
September 9, 2016 – December 2017

To celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of American History presents a special display of 25 photographs that reflect the diversity of the African American experience.

American History Museum
Wegmans Wonderplace
December 9, 2015 – Indefinitely

Wegmans Wonderplace welcomes curious kids ages 0–6 and their grownups. Wonderplace is open every day, except Tuesdays and December 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We welcome visitors to explore our hands-on, self-directed activities on a first-come, first-served basis. Please also note that children may not visit Wegmans Wonderplace without an adult.

On weekends and federal holidays, we use FREE, timed tickets to minimize wait time. Tickets are available for 30-minute visits on a first-come, first-served basis.

American History Museum
Tucker automobile #39, 1948
December 9, 2015 – Ongoing

Fifty-one nearly identical Tucker automobiles, designed by Tucker, Alex Tremulis, and J. Gordon Lippincott and Company, were built in 1948 before the Tucker Corp. became embroiled in fraud allegations. The car shown here passed through numerous owners and had been repainted and reupholstered.

American History Museum
Art Pottery and Glass in America, 1880s-1920s
September 25, 2015 – March 12, 2017

The Arts and Crafts movement in America took hold just as the rising middle class began to realize its potential to purchase more consumer goods. Among the manufacturers featured are the Steuben Glass Works, Phoenix Glass Company, Rookwood Pottery, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Biloxi Art Pottery, Paul Revere Pottery, and Matt Morgan Art Pottery.

American History Museum
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
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
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
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. (Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., except Tuesdays)

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

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

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