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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.



  • 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.

Share your museum experience

If you've visited, consider leaving us a review on Yelp, TripAdvisor, or Google. Or share photos of your visit in our Flickr group