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.
- Facebook: "This day in history" posts, mystery objects, and more.
- Twitter: Intriguing snippets of history throughout the day. Occasional mystery objects, pop quizzes, and live tweets from behind-the-scenes. You can also follow staff members: @amhistcurator, @apacurator, @NMAHHilbigV, @MSalocks, and @AmEntmtCurator Invention fans, see @SI_Invention. Jazz and music buffs, check out @SmithsonianJazz.
- 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 Think Pink and Today in History.
- Want "this day in history" stories without subscribing on social media? We have a website for that.
- Blog: Engaging posts from staff and guest authors focusing on behind-the-scenes research and object stories. Popular themes include food history, pop culture, and World War I. Subscribe by email if you don't want to miss a post.
- 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. We also have newsletters for food history and jazz fans.
- YouTube: Enjoy 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.
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