2018: Social Media Day

Stories of Service Social Media Day 

Friday November 9 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Online

A patriotic woman holds out her arms. Next to her the text reads "Join us and share your stories of service--Friday November 9.

Join the National Museum of American History and cultural organizations across the country to share stories of service—how Americans donated their time, talent, money and more during wartime to make a difference.

One the 100th anniversary of the armistice after World War I, we'll be focusing on philanthropy history during World War I on our the blog and our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

Over 20 museums across the country will join us to share wartime history content. Would you like to join? E-mail grabowskia@si.edu for more information.

Participating Partners

  • Smithsonian Institution

    • Archives of American Art

    • National Portrait Gallery

    • National Postal Museum 

    • National Air and Space Museum

    • National Museum Natural History

    • Smithsonian Folklife

    • Smithsonian Folkways 

    • Smithsonian Gardens

    • Smithsonian Institution Archives

    • Smithsonian Institution of Traveling Exhibitions Services

    • Smithsonain Libraries

    • Smithsonian Transcription Center 

  • Aerospace Museum of California

  • Air & Space Magazine

  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

  • Cape Fear Museum

  • Center for Jewish History

  • Cincinnati Museum Center

  • Columbus Historical Society

  • Connecticut In World War 1/Connecticut State Library

  • Cummings Center for the History of Psychology

  • Dento County Office of History and Culture

  • Desert Caballeros Western Museum

  • English Heritage

  • Founder's Hall, Girard College

  • George Washington's Mount Vernon

  • Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

  • Heritage Farm Museum and Village

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania

  • Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

  • History Colorado

  • Imperial War Museums

  • Indiana Historical Society

  • Japanese American National Museum

  • Jewish Heritage Center at the New England Historic Genealogical Society

  • Library of Congress Veterans History Project

  • Michigan State University Museum

  • Missouri Historical Society

  • Montana Historical Society

  • Museum of American Finance

  • Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona

  • Museum of History and Industry

  • Museum of the City of New York

  • National Museum of Industrial History

  • National Museum of the Marine Corps

  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

  • National Museum of the United States Army

  • National Music Museum

  • National Symphony Orchestra

  • National Toy Train Library

  • Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

  • New York Historical Society

  • North Carolina Museum of History

  • Norwich University

  • Peabody Essex Museum

  • Plimoth Plantation

  • Presbyterian Historical Society

  • Puget Sound Navy Museum

  • Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site

  • Save Our Heritage Organisation

  • Science History Institute

  • Springfield Museums

  • Swarthmore College Peace Collection

  • Tacoma Historical Society

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

  • The Memory Project

  • Union Station Kansas City

  • Upcountry History Museum - Furman University

  • U.S. Mint

  • U.S. National Archives

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum

  • Voces Oral History Project

  • Washington National Opera

  • Watkins Museum of History

  • Wilbur D. May Museum

  • Wing Luke Museum

From Our Blog

Cher Ami

This summer marks the centennial of a bird—possibly the most famous pigeon in history—going on display at the Smithsonian. A representative of Columba livia domestica, this bird is known as simply Cher Ami.

An etching of a man with a musket.
“About the prints … I make no comment, save that they were made from the indelible impressions of war. They are not imaginary. I saw them.” Kerr Eby wrote about his World War I etchings.
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