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Calendar of Exhibitions and Events: March 2021

February 10, 2021

DR. FAUCI TO RECEIVE MUSEUM SIGNATURE GREAT AMERICANS MEDAL

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci “Great Americans” Medal Ceremony and Presentation
March 2; 6:30 p.m. ET
Virtual Event, Free with Registration
 https://smithsoniannmah.swoogo.com/gafauci

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, will receive the National Museum of American History’s signature honor, The Great Americans Medal. The medal presentation will be followed by an interview with Philanthropist and Smithsonian Regent David M. Rubenstein. The virtual ceremony is open to the public by registration at: https://smithsoniannmah.swoogo.com/gafauci. The medal will be presented by the museum’s Elizabeth MacMillan Director Anthea M. Hartig for Fauci’s lifetime dedication to public health and humanitarianism. An advisor to seven U.S. Presidents, Fauci is the director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and is at the forefront of the country’s efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on the program and the Great Americans Medal is at: https://greatamericans.si.edu/.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM

Spotlight on the American Scene: Trailblazing Women Who Have Shaped the Entertainment Industry
March 31; 2 p.m.
Free with registration:
http://bit.ly/NMAH331

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History celebrates Women’s History Month and its forthcoming exhibition Entertainment Nation by convening a conversation with trailblazing women who have shaped the entertainment industry. Topics will include how women have built and shaped their roles throughout the history of entertainment, how women off-screen have worked to increase representation and stories of women on-screen, what challenges remain and how women in entertainment are tackling them. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/NMAH331.

LEMELSON CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF INVENTION AND INNOVATION

Innovative Lives: My Inventor Dad
March 10; 4-5:30 p.m.
Registration is free but required: 
https://myinventordad.eventbrite.com

Two independent filmmakers discover their own inventiveness while documenting the lives of their inventor fathers. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovative-lives-my-inventor-dad-tickets-140337456109.

MORE MARCH VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Pandemic Perspectives
How the National Museum of American History is Collecting COVID-19
March 23; 4-5 p.m.
Zoom Registration Link:

https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1CC-6lICQR-mlo4j_X8tTg

Join curators and historians for a series of panel discussions offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue.

Moderator:
    Arthur Daemmrich, National Museum of American History

Panelists:
    Shannon Perich, National Museum of American History
    Alexandra Lord, National Museum of American History
    Benjamin Filene, National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History Colloquium
Mary Jane Appel, "Russell Lee: A Photographer's Life and Legacy"
March 9; 4 pm.
Zoom Link: 
https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/87174916962?pwd=VCtyZkpHdnJkT1ZDTjRzcHk1R01Odz09

Join curators and historians for a presentation and discussion on historical topics. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue.

National Museum of American History Colloquium
Catherine Stewart: "Race and Domestic Service"
March 16; 4 pm.
Zoom Link
https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/87307811475?pwd=Y3ppUnZqSkFMRmhMSWhXazM5SXpkQT09

Join curators and historians for a presentation and discussion on historical topics. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue.