Leave your mark on history by supporting the National Museum of American History's programs and exhibitions with an unrestricted donation at any level. 

Support the Museum

Since its founding, the Smithsonian Institution has relied on a unique mixture of public and private funding to fulfill its mission. While federal funding provides a baseline of support, we depend on the generosity of individuals like you, organizations, foundations, and corporations to fulfill our mission and make many of our projects possible. Support for the museum can come in many shapes and sizes, but they all make a difference.

Explore ways to support the museum, such as an unrestricted donation, joining the Council for American History, or becoming a Friend of the National Numismatic Collection. Additionally, you can consider alternative ways to show your support, such as donating an object or volunteering your time. 


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By Mail

Checks may be mailed to the Smithsonian's Bank of America fulfillment center at: 

Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American History
PO Box 418320
Boston, MA 02241-8320

Please be sure to indicate "NMAH" in the memo line of your check.


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

Stephanie Johnson
(202) 633-0398

Our Impact at a Glance in 2023

Opened the new exhibition, "Entertainment Nation"

Objects such as Michael Jordan's jersey, the Muppets, a C-3PO costume, Muhammad Ali's robe and John Coltrane's saxophone offer more than just moments of awe. These treasures tell stories of how entertainment has shaped important conversations about society, politics, and our shared history. 

"Weatherbreak": Geodesic Domes in an Age of Extreme Weather

Students from The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning partnered with the museum and curator Abeer Saha for a once-in-a-lifetime, hands-on project to study, repair, and then rebuild a historic Buckminster Fuller dome—50 feet in diameter and 25 feet high—inside the museum’s Flag Hall. 

Hosted the 2023 Winemakers' Dinner

The museum hosted its seventh Winemakers’ Dinner under the theme of “Napa Wines in Changing Times.” Co-hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners, this intimate signature event featured prominent Napa Valley winemakers as they shared their wisdom and their wines, along with stories of creativity, resilience, and optimism during challenging times. 

Opened the new exhibition, "Mirror, Mirror: Reflections of America in Disney Parks"

Mirror, Mirror explores how Disney theme parks serve as locations of public memory, their relationship to stories of American history, and how the parks and the public are both adapting to new understandings of the American experience by complicating historical narratives.