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Press Releases

2011
October 19, 2011 Statement: Occupy Wall Street Protests Collecting
October 17, 2011 Champion Kelly Slater Donates Winning Surfboard to National Museum of American History
October 16, 2011 National Museum of American History Receives Esperanza Spalding’s Nobel Peace Prize Performance Dress
September 29, 2011 Passing of Roger Kennedy, Former Director of the National Museum of American History
September 20, 2011 National Museum of American History Receives Peace Corps Objects
August 31, 2011 Ten Years Later: Remember Sept. 11 with the Smithsonian
August 23, 2011 National Museum of American History Celebrates Diosa Costello
August 21, 2011 National Museum of American History to Host Innovative Online Conversations to Mark 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks
July 25, 2011 National Museum of American History Showcases the Life and Laughs of Phyllis Diller
July 24, 2011 Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection Presents Traveling Exhibition “Good as Gold—America’s Double Eagles”
July 14, 2011 National Museum of American History Receives Phil Lesh’s “Eye of Horus” Bass Guitar
July 13, 2011 Smithsonian Collects Objects from "Rescue Me"
July 12, 2011 Marc Pachter, Former Director of National Portrait Gallery to Serve as Acting Director of National Museum of American History
June 26, 2011 Brent Glass, Director of the National Museum of American History, Announces Retirement
June 15, 2011 National Museum of American History to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks
May 8, 2011 The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Tour Russia
May 4, 2011 Roger Kennedy, Former Museum Director, Receives Smithsonian’s Henry Medal
May 3, 2011 National Museum of American History Marks 30th Anniversary of HIV and AIDS
April 26, 2011 National Museum of American History Names Two New Board Members
April 24, 2011 National Museum of American History Honors Outstanding Docents
April 24, 2011 Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection Receives Sacagawea Dollar
April 21, 2011 Song Stylist Nancy Wilson Donates Two Gowns to Smithsonian
April 4, 2011 Smithsonian Adds to Robotics Collection and Invites Public to National Robotics Week Activities in Spark!Lab
March 29, 2011 Smithsonian Offers Activities and Experiments during NanoDays 2011
March 22, 2011 Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Announces Spark!Lab Outreach Program
March 22, 2011 Gene Tunney’s Boxing Gloves from “The Long Count” Fight Donated to National Museum of American History
March 10, 2011 National Museum of American History Embarks on Conservation of Jefferson’s Bible
March 8, 2011 Smithsonian to Sell More Made-in-America Products at a Museum of American History Shop
March 6, 2011 Statement Regarding Wisconsin Collecting
February 28, 2011 National Museum of American History Showcases COBOL
February 23, 2011 National Museum of American History Showcases “Sweet & Sour”
February 14, 2011 Smithsonian Explores History and Experiences of Black Latinos in the United States
February 7, 2011 Smithsonian Develops New Exhibition on American Business History
February 6, 2011 National Museum of American History Receives Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstein Replica” Guitar
February 1, 2011 Smithsonian Collects Objects from Farrah Fawcett’s Career
January 31, 2011 Smithsonian Hosts Annual Day of Remembrance Event
January 23, 2011 Theater Program’s New Performance Focuses on Benedict Arnold
January 18, 2011 Statement on Merchandise in Smithsonian Stores
January 11, 2011 National Museum of American History Announces Winners of the “Race to the Museum” Public Vote
January 6, 2011 Smithsonian Collects Tony Hawk Skateboard
January 4, 2011 National Museum of American History Presents “The Kennedys 50 Years Ago”
2010
December 21, 2010 Display Showcases Two Key Smithsonian Figures
December 19, 2010 Smithsonian Acquires Lifetouch Donation for Photographic History Collection
November 15, 2010 National Museum of American History Showcases the William Steinway Diary in Special Display and Online Edition
November 9, 2010 Smithsonian Commemorates Veterans Day with<br>Medal of Honor Oak Dedication
October 25, 2010 National Museum of American History Acquires Rare 18th-century Silver Milk Pot Symbolic of Boston Tea Party
October 20, 2010 New Book Sheds Light on America’s Doll House
October 18, 2010 Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Receives Grant from National Science Foundation
October 17, 2010 Smithsonian Acquires Rare “Black Wall Street” Film
October 11, 2010 National Museum of American History Acquires Important Collection of Film and Sheet Music

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