Director's Fund for Annual Giving

Here at the National Museum of American History, visitors encounter the real thing—treasured artifacts that embody the ideas of America’s past.  From the Star-Spangled Banner to Lincoln’s top hat to Dorothy’s ruby slippers, they discover that objects have power and the stories they tell are our stories. 

That is why I am pleased to invite you to join in our efforts to keep your nation’s history museum accessible and free-of-charge to millions of people each year.  In an economy of shrinking federal assistance, annual support at all levels, from people like you, provides the vital resources necessary to sustain and develop our exhibitions and programs.

Be a part of history today and support the Director’s Fund.  Together we can help people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and create a more humane future.

I thank you for joining the American History family and I look forward to seeing you at the Museum soon!

John L. Gray

John L. Gray
Elizabeth MacMillan Director

 

Be a Part of History!

Supporters of the Director’s Fund enjoy a dynamic relationship with the Museum, while providing important unrestricted support for our programs, exhibitions, and conservation of the collection. Your 100% tax-deductible gift helps the museum:

  • Teach American history
  • Preserve, protect, and display America’s historic treasures
  • Build and maintain world-class exhibitions
  • Deliver award-winning educational programming
  • Train the next generation through internships and fellowships
  • Support research and scholarship

Support the National Museum of American History’s Director’s Fund with a generous gift of $50 or more and receive exclusive insider communications.  With a gift of $250 and above, we look forward to welcoming you to the Museum for a special experience with Museum staff.  Contributions of $500 or more will be acknowledged in the Museum's annual report.

If you are considering a gift of $1,000 or more, you may wish to participate in the Smithsonian Council for American History.

Join today!