National Museum of American History

About the Museum

Mission & History

We empower people to create a just and compassionate future by exploring, preserving, and sharing the complexity of our past.

Our 2020-2030 Strategic Plan will guide our work through the decade with a newly articulated mission and vision.

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Make a gift, and make history. When you donate to the National Museum of American History, you help us to preserve, protect, and display America’s historic treasures. Every gift is tax-deducible, with an impact that reaches more than four million Museum visitors each year and millions more who access the Museum online.

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