As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.

Press Releases

2009
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 Displays 1853 South Reading Quilt
July 15, 2009 National Museum of American History Acquires George Washington Letter
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
April 7, 2009 "America's Funniest Home Videos" Brings Laughter to the Smithsonian
April 1, 2009 Eighth Annual Jazz Appreciation Month at the Smithsonian Celebrates Chuck Mangione and Benny Goodman
March 9, 2009 Smithsonian Uncovers Secret Message Inside Abraham Lincoln’s Watch
February 14, 2009 Call for Entries! National Museum of American History and USA Weekend Magazine Partner for National Anthem YouTube Singing Conte
January 29, 2009 “The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise” Photography Exhibition Opens at the Smithsonian Jan. 30
January 15, 2009 Lincoln on Smithsonian’s History Explorer: “A Letter to Mr. Lincoln” Activities
January 13, 2009 National Museum of American History to Open "Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life"
January 4, 2009 Media Advisory: <em>Lincoln the Inventor</em> book signing
January 4, 2009 Media Advisory: <em>The Bus Ride That Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks</em> book signing
January 4, 2009 Calendar Listing: National Museum of American History Celebrates Abraham Lincoln
2008
December 31, 2008 National Museum of American History Presidency and Inauguration-Related Exhibitions
December 30, 2008 National Museum of American History to Open “Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life”
December 30, 2008 National Museum of American History to Display Lincoln Documents from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
December 18, 2008 Media Open House for “First Ladies at the Smithsonian”
December 2, 2008 “First Ladies at the Smithsonian” Exhibition Opens at National Museum of American History
November 24, 2008 National Museum of American History Explores “Robots on the Road?”
November 16, 2008 Original Star-Spangled Banner Debuts in New State-of-the-Art Gallery at the Heart of the National Museum of American History
September 30, 2008 National Museum of American History Moves Original Star-Spangled Banner into New State-of-the-Art Gallery
September 14, 2008 National Museum of American History Launches New Educational Web Site “Smithsonian’s History Explorer” on Verizon’s Thinkfinity.org
September 11, 2008 National Museum of American History Acquires Wasserburg Mass Spectrometer
July 29, 2008 National Museum of American History Will Open <br>Nov. 21
July 15, 2008 Smithsonian Wants to Believe! National Museum of American History Acquires X-Files Collection
July 13, 2008 National Museum of American History Acquires 18th-Century Sampler
June 26, 2008 National Museum of American History Acquires Collection of HIV and AIDS Research Materials from Author, John-Manuel Andriote
June 23, 2008 The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon
June 13, 2008 Curators at the National Museum of American History Collect 2008 Campaign Memorabilia
April 23, 2008 Dress from the Pre-Revolutionary War-Era Added to Smithsonian Costume Collection
April 16, 2008 Smithsonian Collects Historic Patent Medicines Spanning 150 Years
March 30, 2008 National Museum of American History Celebrates Seventh Annual Jazz Appreciation Month
February 28, 2008 National Museum of American History Updates Preservation of National Numismatic Collection

Pages