Press Releases

2012
August 14, 2012 Smithsonian Celebrates Julia Child’s 100th Birthday
July 18, 2012 Mars, Incorporated Funds American Business Exhibition at Smithsonian
June 14, 2012 National Museum of American History Showcases Civil War Sheet Music
June 4, 2012 Segway Inc. Teams Up With the Smithsonian Institution to Launch 'Smithsonian Tours By Segway'
May 8, 2012 John Gray, Former President of Autry National Center of the American West, Named Director of National Museum of American History
May 4, 2012 Smithsonian Hosts Exhibition of Robert Weingarten’s Portraits
April 25, 2012 Secretary Joseph Henry Theater Program
April 12, 2012 “American Stories” Exhibition Opens at National Museum of American History
March 30, 2012 Smithsonian Kicks Off Jazz Appreciation Month with Tap Tribute
February 23, 2012 Statement from the National Museum of American History: Collection of Materials from V.A. Shiva Ayyudurai
February 16, 2012 Smithsonian Removes Ruby Slippers from Display to Prepare for New Home in “American Stories” Exhibition to Open April 5
February 6, 2012 Statement on Bob Dylan’s 1965 Newport Jacket for Exhibition at the National Museum of American History
February 5, 2012 Smithsonian's Richard Doty receives 2011 Huntington Award
January 31, 2012 Clint Eastwood Receives James Smithson Bicentennial Medal
January 5, 2012 Last Day to See the National Museum of American History’s “Bon Appétit! Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian” Is Ja
January 3, 2012 Warner Bros. Film Festivals at the National Museum of American History
2011
December 13, 2011 Playback: 130-Year-Old Sounds Revealed
November 17, 2011 “The First Ladies” Exhibition Opens at National Museum of American History
November 17, 2011 National Museum of American History’s Transformation Continues with West Exhibition Wing Plans
November 9, 2011 National Museum of American History Displays Thomas Jefferson’s Book, The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
October 25, 2011 100 Years of Personal Electric Transportation Goes on View in the “America on the Move” Exhibition at the Smithsonian
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 Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection Receives Sacagawea Dollar
April 24, 2011 National Museum of American History Honors Outstanding Docents
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 Gene Tunney’s Boxing Gloves from “The Long Count” Fight Donated to National Museum of American History
March 22, 2011 Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center Announces Spark!Lab Outreach Program
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

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