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Press Releases

2009
June 9, 2009 National Museum of American History Opens New Exhibition “Earl Shaffer and the Appalachian Trail”
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
February 13, 2008 The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Tour Egypt
January 28, 2008 Nine Legendary Leading Ladies From Stage and Screen Donate Career Memorabilia to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Amer
2007
December 26, 2007 Smithsonian’s Bracero History Project Records Bittersweet History
December 18, 2007 Smithsonian Curators to Collect Primary Memorabilia
December 16, 2007 Smithsonian Chamber Music Society Nominated for Grammy
December 3, 2007 Singer-Songwriter Garth Brooks Donates Career Memorabilia to the National Museum of American History
November 27, 2007 Major Gift to Fund Maritime History Exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
November 27, 2007 National Museum of American History Makes Great Strides in Major Renovation
November 27, 2007 National Museum of American History Receives $1.5 Million Gift
November 18, 2007 National Museum of American History Names Two Historians to Its Board
October 28, 2007 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, The Getty Conservation Institute, and The Getty Foundation Collaborate to Unravel Photography’s Most Controversial Mystery
October 23, 2007 National Museum of American History Acquires Wireless Picturephone Prototypes
September 24, 2007 New Virtual Exhibit Highlights Milestone in U.S. Education Reform

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