Office of Special Events
The Office of Special Events creates, designs, and implements all facets of the receptions, dinners, donation ceremonies, and other special events at the Museum. The office also provides corporations, associations, and other organizations the opportunity to co-host a dinner or reception as a benefit of making a charitable contribution to the educational program of the Museum. These events take place in a setting unlike any other, amid the highly acclaimed exhibitions and artifacts that tell the extraordinary story of the American people, from The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden to Bon Appetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian, and from Thomas Jefferson's lap desk to Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard Oz.
The National Museum of American History displays three centuries of the nation's history and offers many options for reception and dinner sites throughout the Museum. Although food and beverages are restricted to non-exhibition spaces, exhibitions are chosen to customize each event to guests’ interests.