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Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
January 27, 2012 – October 14, 2012

Learn about slavery in America through the lives of six slave families living at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello plantation.

American History Museum
Systems at Work
December 14, 2011 – Permanent

Learn how mail travels from sender to recipient and how the process has changed over the last 200 years!

Postal Museum
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
Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt
November 17, 2011 – Indefinitely

Learn about Egyptian burial ritual and cosmology and what they reveal about life in ancient Egypt.

Natural History Museum
Jefferson's Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
November 11, 2011 – July 15, 2012

Thomas Jefferson's The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth provides insight into his religious and moral beliefs.

American History Museum
Mail Call
November 10, 2011 – Permanent

This exhibition addresses the emotional importance of mail to troops and their families during wartime and the logistics of delivering mail to troops at war.

Postal Museum
A Song for the Horse Nation
October 29, 2011 – January 7, 2013

Witness the epic story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes from the 1600s to the present.

American Indian Museum
The Evolving Universe
October 21, 2011 – July 9, 2013

Full-color photographs capture the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos as seen through high-powered terrestrial and orbiting telescopes.

Natural History Museum
September 11: Remembrance and Reflection
September 3, 2011 – September 11, 2011

To mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks, the museum offers a close-up view of more than 50 objects from the three sites: New York City; the Pentagon; and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

American History Museum
Have You Heard the One about...? Phyllis Diller's Gag File
August 12, 2011 – October 30, 2011

See how actress and stand-up comic Phyllis Diller kept track of her trove of 50,000 jokes.

American History Museum
Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter
August 12, 2011 – October 14, 2012

Seven artists from across the country offer provocative artistic responses to the Asian experience in America and the meaning of being Asian American.

Portrait Gallery
Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine
August 5, 2011 – September 30, 2012

See the actual rescue capsule used to rescue the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for two months in 2010.

Natural History Museum
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
July 11, 2011 – October 9, 2011

Experience the true flavor, or "sabor," of Latin music in the United States and the influence Latin music genres have had on American popular music.

Ripley Center
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
July 4, 2011 – January 2, 2012

Explore the cultural integration and diffusion of African American and American Indian people, especially those of blended heritage, through this collection of twenty banners.

American Indian Museum
One Life: Ronald Reagan
July 1, 2011 – May 28, 2012

This one-room exhibition chronicles Ronald Reagan’s early years in Illinois through his acting and political career, to his presidency from 1981-1989.

Portrait Gallery
Mementos: Painted and Photographic Miniatures, 1750-1920
June 17, 2011 – May 13, 2012

Portrait miniatures from the museum’s collection are on view.

Portrait Gallery
Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009
June 3, 2011 – November 1, 2011

Archival materials reveal how individuals and society were affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

American History Museum
150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth
April 29, 2011 – March 18, 2012

The National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a series of four alcove exhibitions. The first of these exhibitions recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, a friend of President Lincoln, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Portrait Gallery
"So Much Need of Service" – The Diary of a Civil War Nurse
April 22, 2011 – July 29, 2011

The experiences of Civil War nurse Amanda Akin -- revealed through her diary -- reflect the sacrifices of millions of Americans who contributed to the war effort.

American History Museum
The Peacock Room Comes to America
April 9, 2011 – January 3, 2016

Restored to its appearance in 1908, the Peacock Room's special exhibition highlights "points of contacts" between American and Asian art.

Freer Gallery

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