Press Releases

2010
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
January 31, 2010 National Museum of American History Marks 50 Years of Lasers
January 21, 2010 Jazz Appreciation Month at the Smithsonian Explores Jazz and Justice
January 20, 2010 Smithsonian Acquires Historic Food Coupons from USDA
2009
November 30, 2009 National Museum of American History Acquires National Cotton Council and “Maid of Cotton” Program Documents
November 23, 2009 Legendary Burnett Costume to Go on View Dec. 1 at the Smithsonian
November 11, 2009 Smithsonian Opens New Exhibition “Holidays on Display”
November 5, 2009 Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Explores “Hot Spots of Invention”
October 25, 2009 Plains Indian Artists Tell 19th-Century Stories through Ledger Drawings in New National Museum of American History Exhibition
October 7, 2009 National Museum of American History Names Four New Board Members
September 23, 2009 “The Lion King” Roars into the Smithsonian
September 22, 2009 National Museum of American History Presents “Cameras before Digital”
September 8, 2009 National Museum of American History Explores Bracero Story in New Exhibition
August 17, 2009 White House Solar Panel Acquired by Smithsonian
August 13, 2009 Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Hosts Inventor of the Video Game in Special National Inventors’ Month Program
July 28, 2009 Julia Child’s Copper Pots Reunited with Kitchen at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
July 28, 2009 Columbia Pictures Donates Objects from “Julie & Julia” to Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
July 27, 2009 Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection Presents Traveling Exhibition “Good as Gold—America’s Double Eagles”
July 20, 2009 National Museum of American History Showcases “Creating Hawai’i”
July 15, 2009 National Museum of American History Acquires George Washington Letter
July 15, 2009 National Museum of American History Displays 1853 South Reading Quilt
June 22, 2009 National Museum of American History Encourages Summer Reading Fun with “OurStory” Web Site
June 21, 2009 Public Presentation of Red Sox Artifacts
June 11, 2009 National Museum of American History Celebrates Flag Day: Winner of National Anthem Singing Contest to Perform, Special Children
June 9, 2009 National Museum of American History Opens New Exhibition “Earl Shaffer and the Appalachian Trail”
June 9, 2009 Money Talks at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History: New Display of Numismatic Rarities
June 4, 2009 Bobcat Finds a Home at the Smithsonian
May 19, 2009 National Museum of American History’s New Exhibition Goes “On the Water”
May 18, 2009 National Museum of American History Announces Grand Prize Winner of National Anthem YouTube Singing Contest
May 10, 2009 “Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings” Opens at the Smithsonian’s International Gallery
April 27, 2009 "I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration” Opens at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Ameri
April 22, 2009 National Museum of American History Announces Names of Semi-finalists for National Anthem YouTube Singing Contest

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