Press Releases

2011
March 22, 2011 Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Announces Spark!Lab Outreach Program
March 10, 2011 National Museum of American History Embarks on Conservation of Jefferson’s Bible
March 8, 2011 Smithsonian to Sell More Made-in-America Products at a Museum of American History Shop
March 6, 2011 Statement Regarding Wisconsin Collecting
February 28, 2011 National Museum of American History Showcases COBOL
February 23, 2011 National Museum of American History Showcases “Sweet & Sour”
February 14, 2011 Smithsonian Explores History and Experiences of Black Latinos in the United States
February 7, 2011 Smithsonian Develops New Exhibition on American Business History
February 6, 2011 National Museum of American History Receives Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstein Replica” Guitar
February 1, 2011 Smithsonian Collects Objects from Farrah Fawcett’s Career
January 31, 2011 Smithsonian Hosts Annual Day of Remembrance Event
January 23, 2011 Theater Program’s New Performance Focuses on Benedict Arnold
January 18, 2011 Statement on Merchandise in Smithsonian Stores
January 11, 2011 National Museum of American History Announces Winners of the “Race to the Museum” Public Vote
January 6, 2011 Smithsonian Collects Tony Hawk Skateboard
January 4, 2011 National Museum of American History Presents “The Kennedys 50 Years Ago”
2010
December 21, 2010 Display Showcases Two Key Smithsonian Figures
December 19, 2010 Smithsonian Acquires Lifetouch Donation for Photographic History Collection
November 15, 2010 National Museum of American History Showcases the William Steinway Diary in Special Display and Online Edition
November 9, 2010 Smithsonian Commemorates Veterans Day with<br>Medal of Honor Oak Dedication
October 25, 2010 National Museum of American History Acquires Rare 18th-century Silver Milk Pot Symbolic of Boston Tea Party
October 20, 2010 New Book Sheds Light on America’s Doll House
October 18, 2010 Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Receives Grant from National Science Foundation
October 17, 2010 Smithsonian Acquires Rare “Black Wall Street” Film
October 11, 2010 National Museum of American History Acquires Important Collection of Film and Sheet Music
September 22, 2010 National Museum of American History Showcases “View From Up North: Americans Experience Mexico, circa 1890-1945”
September 14, 2010 Warner Bros. Presents Gift to Smithsonian; New Theater Will Feature Digital 3-D Technology
August 31, 2010 National Museum of American History Collects Prototype Medical Emergency Crash Cart
August 29, 2010 Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of Events
August 26, 2010 National Museum of American History Receives Record-Breaking Tennis Racquet
August 24, 2010 Smithsonian Bandstand to Return to Jacksonville, Ill.
August 24, 2010 Kermit the Frog Comes Home to Washington
August 3, 2010 National Museum of American History Curator has “Patent Model Index” Published
July 29, 2010 National Museum of American History Accepts Red Hat Society Donation
July 13, 2010 National Museum of American History Collects 75 Years of Auto Safety
June 20, 2010 Suicide-Prevention Phone Acquired by National Museum of American History
June 10, 2010 National Museum of American History Showcases “Celluloid: The First Plastic”
June 2, 2010 National Museum of American History Showcases “Toys from the Attic”
May 11, 2010 National Museum of American History Showcases “Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt”
April 28, 2010 Lutron Electronics Donates Company History to National Museum of American History
April 22, 2010 National Museum of American History Names New Board Member
April 20, 2010 John F. Kennedy’s Cane Donated to the National Museum of American History
April 17, 2010 Two Docents “Pinned” for 40 Years of Service to the National Museum of American History
March 9, 2010 Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection Presents Traveling Exhibition “Good as Gold—America’s Double Eagles”
March 8, 2010 Smithsonian Accepts Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Ball Gown
March 8, 2010 National Museum of American History Expands “First Ladies at the Smithsonian”
March 1, 2010 Smithsonian Museum Will Not Accept O.J. Simpson Suit
February 22, 2010 Smithsonian Offers Activities and Experiments during NanoDays 2010
February 3, 2010 Judith Jamison Legacy Dances into the Smithsonian
February 2, 2010 Smithsonian Marks 50th Anniversary of Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-in: Original Protesters Receive James Smithson Bicentennial M

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