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

April 15, 2004 Numismatics Hall Closing at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
November 17, 2003 “America On The Move” Exhibition Opens Nov. 22 at National Museum Of American History
October 16, 2002 Brent D. Glass Named Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
July 14, 2002 Bon Appétit! Julia Child's Kitchen on Display at the Smithsonian
June 4, 2002 Smithsonian Selects Firm to Plan Renovation of its National Museum of American History Building
January 19, 2002 Laura Bush Presents Inaugural Ball Gown To The Smithsonian
November 7, 2001 Smithsonian Launches Online Exhibition "A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution"
November 5, 2001 Smithsonian Adds Votomatic To Presidential Collections
October 9, 2001 National Museum of American History Considers Collection Strategy in Response to Terrorist Attacks
July 31, 2001 Smithsonian Unveils "HistoryWired" Web site
April 19, 2001 Smithsonian Tells 200 Years of History Through One House
October 30, 2000 Smithsonian Web Sites Honor and Explore the Presidency
September 19, 2000 The Nation's Flagship History Museum Explores a Uniquely American Office--The Presidency--in Exhibition of Unprecedented Size and Scope
September 18, 2000 Smithsonian Institution Announces Biggest Single Donation in its 154-year History
June 18, 2000 Smithsonian Announces Preliminary Findings of Star-Spangled Banner Preservation
March 26, 2000 National Association of Realtors Sponsors Smithsonian Exhibition Centered on 300-year-old American Home
November 17, 1999 "On Time" Opens at Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
May 26, 1999 Smithsonian's Star-Spangled Banner Conservation Laboratory and Exhibition Open at National Museum of American History
February 21, 1999 Smithsonian's Star-Spangled Banner to Undergo Three-Year Conservation
February 10, 1999 The National Museum of American History Explores the Promise of America Through Three 19th Century Communities