Get involved in our 2016 theme: America Participates!

This year, the Museum is highlighting how participation—people joining together to accomplish shared goals—shapes many aspects of American life, from our democracy to our culture. Since the nation's founding, everyday Americans have changed the world around them by joining with others to participate in clubs, associations, campaigns, and movements big and small—many with diverse and sometimes opposing viewpoints. Through the museum's collections, programs, exhibitions, publications, blog, and social media, we’ll explore the countless ways that ordinary Americans participate in causes of all types. 

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From Our Blog

Detail of baseball program with illustration of FDR
As baseball fans prepare for the 89th All-Star Game, in the nation’s capital on July 17, 2018, many will be unaware of the history made the first time the game was played in Washington.
Collage of images taken from various blog posts, from photos of gowns to a portrait of a soldier in World War 1
2017 was another incredible year on the museum’s blog. More than a few of our most-read posts focused on how the museum continues to grow with new exhibitions, new staff, and new collections.
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