The Museum offers many different ways to engage with American history and the national collections, from audio and video presentations to online exhibitions to social media. Use this page to learn about these resources and how you can access them.
Connect with us on social media
Every day, we share interesting history content across a variety of social media sites.
- Twitter: Intriguing snippets of history throughout the day. Occasional mystery objects, pop quizzes, and live tweets from behind-the-scenes.
- Instagram: Historic images and photos from the museum, with and without retro filters. Our photos on Instagram often spark discussion--join the conversation!
- Pinterest: "Pinteresting" photos and links on boards such as "Fashion Backward," "Flags at the Smithsonian," and "Critters in the Collection."
- Educators will also enjoy our History Explorer team's Pinterest boards.
- Google+: Our favorite photos, videos, and links on historical topics from "this day in history" to cars, sports, and computers from history. This is one of our fastest growing social networks!
- Facebook: "This day in history" posts, mystery objects, and more. Since most people don't see everything they subscribe to on Facebook, we recommend following us on one other social network as well.
- Blog: Engaging posts from staff and guest authors focusing on behind-the-scenes research and object stories. Popular themes include You asked, We answered and Civil War 150. Subscribe by email if you don't want to miss a post.
- YouTube: Tory hosts Founding Fragments, our behind-the-scenes series focusing on weird objects from Teddy Roosevelt's dead rodent to a women's uniform from World War I.
- Flickr: Eye candy from our in-house photographers, including the arrival of Mr. Peanut to historic hangover cures.
- E-newsletter: Stay informed about museum activities, events, exhibitions, and more--both online and in the building.
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This Day In History
Every day, the Museum posts interesting facts related to American history with links to Smithsonian resources. Learn how you can receive this content.
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