Artifact Walls - The Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015

"The Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015" artifact wall, showing large graphics of the signing of the law by Pres. Bush, a yellow bike, and other artifacts behind glass on display in a shallow, tall case

As part of the Smithsonian’s commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), this display featured objects from the national collections that capture the significance and legacy of the ADA through the stories of four people.

About the Artifact Walls

Artifact walls, consisting of 275 linear feet of glass-fronted cases lining the central first and second floors, highlight the depth and breadth of the collections. They reflect the Museum's core mission to collect, study, and exhibit objects from our nation's rich and diverse history. This display is one of the special cases that highlight anniversaries, new acquisitions to the collections, and research findings.