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Give Online

Leave your mark on history by supporting the Museum's programs and exhibitions with an unrestricted donation at any level. Gifts can also be made in honor or memory of a loved one. Make an online donation in support of our efforts. 


Mail Your Gift
Checks may be sent to:

Stephanie Johnson
National Museum of American History
Office of External Affairs
PO Box 37012, MRC 619
Washington, D.C. 20013-0712

For information about giving, including wire transfers, please contact:

Stephanie Johnson
(202) 633-0398

Support the Director’s Fund for Annual Giving

With a gift of $50 or more, you can become a supporter of the Director’s Fund and enjoy a dynamic relationship with the Museum while providing important unrestricted support for our programs, exhibitions, and conservation of the collection. Learn more information about the Director’s Fund for Annual Giving.

Join the Smithsonian Council for American History

With a gift of $1,000 or more, you can become a member of the Smithsonian Council for American History and receive an array of exclusive membership benefits. Visit our Smithsonian Council for American History web page for more information. 

Planned Gifts

Learn more about designating the Museum as a beneficiary of your will, establishing an annuity, and making other planned giving by contacting:

Stephanie Johnson
Email or (202) 633-0398