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National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution
14th Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D C
Phone: 202-357-1300 -- 202-357-2700
TTY: 202 357 1729
Statement of Purpose:
History of science, technology, society, and culture in America.
From a Ford Model T to Duke Ellington musical transcripts, objects on display at the museum embody the nation's scientific, technological and cultural heritage.
Exhibitions show everyday life in America just after the Revolutionary War, the American Industrial Revolution, the Information Age, "Science in American Life" and the diverse origins of the American people.
Visitors will also find exhibitions on agriculture, armed forces history, graphic arts, ceramics, political history and many other areas.
Highlights & Collections:
Exhibitions show everyday life in America just after the Revolutionary War,
the American Industrial Revolution, the Information Age, Science in American Life, and the diverse origins of the American people. In addition there are exhibitions on agriculture, armed forces history, graphic arts, ceramics, political history, and many
Highlights include: Ford Model T, Duke Ellington musical transcripts, Star-Spangled Banner, John Bull steam locomotive, Morse's telegraph, Bell's original experimental telephones, Foucault pendulum, First Ladies' gowns, interactive computer gallery, and
two "Hands On" centers.
Exhibits & Special Events:
See web site at http://www.si.edu or call Smithsonian Information for a previsit packet, which includes a list of updated temporary exhibitions.
Daily 10:00-5:30 p.m. Closed December 25.
Admission & Directions:
- 14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W.
- Metro Station: Smithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle
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