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Since Darwin: The Evolution of Evolution
September 12, 2009 – July 18, 2010

This exhibition reveals the significant role Darwin's theories have played in explaining and unifying all the biological sciences.

Natural History Museum
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964
September 9, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Through freestanding, illustrated banners with text, this bilingual (English and Spanish) exhibition examines the experiences of bracero workers and their families while providing insight into Mexican American history and historical context to today's debates on guest worker programs.

American History Museum
Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression
September 9, 2009 – June 6, 2010

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president during the Great Depression, used stamps to communicate with the American people.

Postal Museum
One Life: Thomas Paine, The Radical Founding Father
August 7, 2009 – November 29, 2009

This exhibition features Thomas Paine (1737-1809), whose pamphlet Common Sense fired up Americans to get on with a declaration of independence.

Portrait Gallery
Earl Shaffer and the Appalachian Trail
July 10, 2009 – November 1, 2009

Focus on the American environmentalist, naturalist, and activist Earl Shaffer (1918-2002), who in 1948 became the first person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail more than 2,000 miles -- in one continuous hike. 

American History Museum
Artful Animals
July 1, 2009 – July 25, 2010

Explore how African artists create striking works of art, using images from an array of domestic and untamed animals, in this exhibition dedicated to young audiences.

African Art Museum
Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants
May 30, 2009 – October 12, 2009

This exhibition provides a look at life from an ant's point of view through large-format photographs of ants going about their daily business, a cast of an underground ant city, and a live ant colony.

Natural History Museum
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 Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection Highlights
May 18, 2009 – Indefinitely

On view are objects from this comprehensive 525-piece collection of African art representing 20 African countries and 75 peoples and covers 5 centuries of African art.

African Art Museum
Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings
May 18, 2009 – November 1, 2009

Explore the first permanent English, French, and Spanish settlements in the New World -- Jamestown, Virginia (1607); Quebec, Canada (1608); and Santa Fe, New Mexico (1609) -- and the societies that emerged to approximately 1700.

Ripley Center
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn: Jazz Composers and Their Signature Works
April 4, 2009 – June 28, 2009

Two of the greatest jazz composers were Duke Ellington (1899-1974) and Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967). This exhibition examines two of their most ubiquitous pieces.

American History Museum
Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture
March 27, 2009 – August 2, 2009

This exhibition examines the artistry of Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) who harnessed the power of portraiture and self-portraiture to secure his reputation as an iconoclast and establish himself as a major figure in the art world.

Portrait Gallery
Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake
February 7, 2009 – January 5, 2014

This exhibition features archaeological discoveries that reveal the historic importance of Jamestown and its contribution to the American way of life.

Natural History Museum
The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise
January 30, 2009 – February 28, 2010

The exhibition features more than 100 images created by one of the premiere African American studios in the country and one of the longest-running black businesses in Washington.

American History Museum
Presidents in Waiting
January 20, 2009 – January 3, 2010

If some still remain unconvinced about the significance of the vice president and those who occupied the office, this exhibition shows that most of the vice presidents who succeeded to the presidency were highly capable political figures with the experience and aptitude to be president.

Portrait Gallery
America's New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
January 16, 2009 – March 29, 2009

To celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, the museum hosts 10 rare and important documents from the Springfield library and museum.

American History Museum
Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
January 16, 2009 – May 30, 2011

Explore the life and legacy of our 16th president through objects from the museum's collection.

American History Museum
The Art of African Exploration
December 9, 2008 – August 16, 2009

In these cases are books, periodicals, sketchbooks, and journals featuring artists's vivid illustrations of the astonishing landscapes, exotic animals, and unfamiliar peoples of 19th-century Africa.

Natural History Museum
Portraiture Now: Feature Photography
November 26, 2008 – September 27, 2009

This exhibition features six photographers who, by working on assignment for publications such as the New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine, each bring their distinctive "take" on contemporary portraiture to a broad audience.

Portrait Gallery
Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration
November 21, 2008 – May 3, 2010

This exhibition explores the power of pictures and book illustrations.

American History Museum

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