National Museum of American History Launches Revamped Web Site
- A searchable collections database that brings information about the museum's treasures directly to the screen (of the museum's three million objects, only three-five percent are on display in exhibitions). As more of the collections are added to the Web site, this tool will allow visitors unprecedented access to the museum's collections
- A section called "History in Your Home" that encourages visitors to share their own stories about everyday objects in the museum's collection
- Children and educators sections that provide one-stop access to classroom resources, curriculum guides and online activities for kids, sortable by grade and resource type
- A plan-your-visit feature that pools together information on everything from tours and exhibitions to food and shopping to ensure that visitors get the most out of their museum experience
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