The museum will reopen to the public on Friday, May 21, 2021. Free, timed-entry passes will be required for entry and will be available beginning on Friday, May 14.

Press Releases

2021
April 13, 2021 Selena Photos Acquisition Commemorates Singer’s 50th Birthday
March 9, 2021 Smithsonian Collects Objects From First Known U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Effort
March 8, 2021 Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Digital Photography Collection
March 2, 2021 Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Donates Pandemic-Related Object to the Smithsonian
February 26, 2021 Smithsonian Presents ‘Great Americans’ Medal to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci
February 19, 2021 Media Advisory: Nation’s Leading Public Health Official Dr. Anthony S. Fauci To Receive Smithsonian “Great Americans” Medal
February 10, 2021 Calendar of Exhibitions and Events: March 2021
January 27, 2021 Statement Regarding Puerto Rican Diaspora Activism Summit
January 25, 2021 Calendar of Exhibitions and Events National Museum of American History February 2021
January 14, 2021 Statement Regarding Collecting Artifacts From Jan. 6 Capitol Siege, Rallies and Inauguration Events
January 11, 2021 Calendar of Exhibitions and Events February 2021
January 8, 2021 Statement from the Elizabeth MacMillan Director Anthea M. Hartig
2020
December 10, 2020 Calendar of Exhibitions and Events January 2021
November 13, 2020 Even Though the Room Is Full, They Are “The Only One in the Room”
November 10, 2020 Calendar of Exhibitions and Events December 2020
October 29, 2020 Power of Giving Explores Philanthropy’s Impact on Educational Equity
October 27, 2020 Smithsonian Curators Collecting 2020 Presidential Election Memorabilia
October 27, 2020 Calendar of Exhibitions and Events National Museum of American History November 2020
October 15, 2020 Calendar of Exhibitions and Events October 2020
October 14, 2020 Smithsonian Food History Weekend Calendar 2020
October 9, 2020 Opening Day for “¡Pleibol!” To Coincide With MLB 2021 Season
October 5, 2020 National Museum of American History Hosts Virtual Annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend and Gala Themed “Food Futures: Striving for Justice”
October 2, 2020 “Girlhood (It’s Complicated)” Opens at National Museum of American History
September 30, 2020 Media Advisory: "Girlhood (It's Complicated)"
September 24, 2020 National Museum of American History Reopens to the Public Sept. 25
September 14, 2020 Smithsonian’s Annual Youth Summit Connects Students Across the Country for Discussions on Social Justice
August 26, 2020 Civil Rights and Suffrage History Encircle the National Museum of American History’s Building
June 11, 2020 Statement on Efforts to Collect Objects at Lafayette Square
May 31, 2020 In Slavery’s Shadow: George Floyd and American Legacies, Anthea M. Hartig, Elizabeth MacMillan Director, National Museum of American History
May 14, 2020 National Museum of American History Hosts “Viral Histories: Stories of Racism, Resilience, and Resistance in Asian American Communities”
April 27, 2020 Lemelson Center Spark!Lab Launches Virtual Invention Experience
April 22, 2020 New Exhibitions 2020-2021
April 8, 2020 STATEMENT: National Museum of American History Implements Collecting Strategy in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
April 2, 2020 Medical history curators available to share expertise with media
March 9, 2020 Calendar of Exhibitions and Events National Museum of American History April 2020
March 4, 2020 Smithsonian Marks 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
February 27, 2020 Media Advisory -- Press Preview of “Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage”
February 26, 2020 Culture Makers Converse With Smithsonian’s Oral History Project
February 20, 2020 Smithsonian Accepts Artifacts From “The President” Lester Young
February 20, 2020 Calendar of Exhibitions and Events National Museum of American History Women's History Month 2020
February 20, 2020 Women's History Calendar
February 10, 2020 National Museum of American History Names New Associate Director
February 5, 2020 Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center is Head Over Wheels
January 31, 2020 Smithsonian Curators To Collect 2020 Presidential Election Memorabilia
January 21, 2020 Statement on Collecting Objects Regarding the Impeachment of the President
January 10, 2020 Calendar of Events and Exhibitions: February 2020
January 9, 2020 National Museum of American History Marks 2020 as “Year of the Woman”
January 8, 2020 “¡Pleibol!” Slides Into Smithsonian Fall 2020
January 7, 2020 “¡Pleibol!” se desliza en el Smithsonian en el otoño de 2020
2019
December 17, 2019 “Zen Motorcycle” Takes Final Journey Into the Smithsonian’s Collections

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