As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.

About Our People

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The National Museum of American History is home to hundreds of dedicated staff members in a wide variety of specialties. Learn more about Museum departments and staff here.

In addition to staff, the work of interns, fellows, and volunteers is essential to the operation of the Museum.


The advisory board of the National Museum of American History provides expertise to the country’s only museum dedicated to telling the story of our nation.