National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
2nd Floor, Center Floor Plan
This display shows some of the impact the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, also known as the Hart–Celler Act, had on the country. Tracing American Journeys looks at the changing face of the nation through the stories and objects that represent more than 15 entrepreneurs in business, medicine, and technology who came to the U.S. in the last 50 years. Personal objects such as family heirlooms brought to the U.S., articles of faith and religious devotion, jewelry, photographs, and business-related artifacts tell the personal stories of émigrés from around the world who found a home in America.