Press Releases

2013
February 26, 2013 Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Acquires “Jaws of Life”
February 19, 2013 Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Spotlights Hollywood’s History of Innovation
February 12, 2013 What Does the Tooth Fairy Do with All Those Teeth?
February 1, 2013 Smithsonian Hosts National Youth Summit on Abolition
January 14, 2013 Smithsonian Partners with American Farm Bureau Federation to Announce Initiative to Document Farm Innovation
2012
November 29, 2012 Something WICKED This Way Comes
November 27, 2012 SJMO Orchestra’s David Baker Named Maestro Emeritus
November 8, 2012 National Museum of American History Satisfies Food History Craving
November 2, 2012 National Museum of American History Continues Transformation with West Exhibition Wing Plans
October 22, 2012 Photo opportunity: Robot car “Stanley” moves to the National Air and Space Museum
October 4, 2012 Smithsonian Ruby Slippers Depart for London's Victoria and Albert Museum on Loan to New "Hollywood Costume" Exhibition
August 29, 2012 Benjamin Franklin’s Suit Joins Smithsonian Collections
August 28, 2012 Smithsonian Curators to Collect 2012 Presidential Primary Memorabilia
August 14, 2012 Smithsonian Celebrates Julia Child’s 100th Birthday
July 18, 2012 Mars, Incorporated Funds American Business Exhibition at Smithsonian
June 14, 2012 National Museum of American History Showcases Civil War Sheet Music
June 4, 2012 Segway Inc. Teams Up With the Smithsonian Institution to Launch 'Smithsonian Tours By Segway'
May 8, 2012 John Gray, Former President of Autry National Center of the American West, Named Director of National Museum of American History
May 4, 2012 Smithsonian Hosts Exhibition of Robert Weingarten’s Portraits
April 25, 2012 Secretary Joseph Henry Theater Program
April 12, 2012 “American Stories” Exhibition Opens at National Museum of American History
March 30, 2012 Smithsonian Kicks Off Jazz Appreciation Month with Tap Tribute
February 23, 2012 Statement from the National Museum of American History: Collection of Materials from V.A. Shiva Ayyudurai
February 16, 2012 Smithsonian Removes Ruby Slippers from Display to Prepare for New Home in “American Stories” Exhibition to Open April 5
February 6, 2012 Statement on Bob Dylan’s 1965 Newport Jacket for Exhibition at the National Museum of American History
February 5, 2012 Smithsonian's Richard Doty receives 2011 Huntington Award
January 31, 2012 Clint Eastwood Receives James Smithson Bicentennial Medal
January 5, 2012 Last Day to See the National Museum of American History’s “Bon Appétit! Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian” Is Ja
January 3, 2012 Warner Bros. Film Festivals at the National Museum of American History
2011
December 13, 2011 Playback: 130-Year-Old Sounds Revealed
November 17, 2011 “The First Ladies” Exhibition Opens at National Museum of American History
November 17, 2011 National Museum of American History’s Transformation Continues with West Exhibition Wing Plans
November 9, 2011 National Museum of American History Displays Thomas Jefferson’s Book, The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
October 25, 2011 100 Years of Personal Electric Transportation Goes on View in the “America on the Move” Exhibition at the Smithsonian
October 19, 2011 Statement: Occupy Wall Street Protests Collecting
October 17, 2011 Champion Kelly Slater Donates Winning Surfboard to National Museum of American History
October 16, 2011 National Museum of American History Receives Esperanza Spalding’s Nobel Peace Prize Performance Dress
September 29, 2011 Passing of Roger Kennedy, Former Director of the National Museum of American History
September 20, 2011 National Museum of American History Receives Peace Corps Objects
August 31, 2011 Ten Years Later: Remember Sept. 11 with the Smithsonian
August 23, 2011 National Museum of American History Celebrates Diosa Costello
August 21, 2011 National Museum of American History to Host Innovative Online Conversations to Mark 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks
July 25, 2011 National Museum of American History Showcases the Life and Laughs of Phyllis Diller
July 24, 2011 Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection Presents Traveling Exhibition “Good as Gold—America’s Double Eagles”
July 14, 2011 National Museum of American History Receives Phil Lesh’s “Eye of Horus” Bass Guitar
July 13, 2011 Smithsonian Collects Objects from "Rescue Me"
July 12, 2011 Marc Pachter, Former Director of National Portrait Gallery to Serve as Acting Director of National Museum of American History
June 26, 2011 Brent Glass, Director of the National Museum of American History, Announces Retirement
June 15, 2011 National Museum of American History to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks
May 8, 2011 The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Tour Russia

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