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Brent Glass, Director of the National Museum of American History, Announces...

WASHINGTON, DC.- Brent Glass, 64, has announced he will retire from the Smithsonian. He is leaving his position as director of the National Museum of American History effective July 10; he will continue at the Smithsonian as a senior advisor through th...

United States Museum to Display Remnants of September 11 Attacks on...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS).- When a hijacked aircraft smashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Lisa Lefler left behind her briefcase as she fled to safety from her office on the 103rd floor. Fifty-six minutes later, 175 o...

Roger Kennedy, Former Museum Director, Receives Smithsonian’s Henry Medal

WASHINGTON, DC.- Award-winning author and former director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Roger G. Kennedy was given the prestigious Henry Medal by the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents “in recognition of his many contributi...

Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection Receives Sacagawea Dollar

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has recently acquired 17 items from sculptor Glenna Goodacre from her successful commission to design the Sacagawea dollar coin released in 2000. This donation preserves the c...

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Highlights Civil War Nurses

WASHINGTON, D.C..- In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History opened a special display titled “‘So Much Need of Service’—The Diary of a Ci...

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Highlights Civil War Nurses

WASHINGTON, D.C..- In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History opened a special display titled “‘So Much Need of Service’—The Diary of a Ci...

Gene Tunney’s Boxing Gloves from "The Long Count" Fight Donated to...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has acquired objects from the career of boxer Gene Tunney (May 25, 1897 – Nov. 7, 1978), through a donation from the Tunney family. The donation includes two awards, a st...

National Museum of American History Embarks on Conservation of Jefferson’s Bible

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is currently performing a specialized conservation treatment to ensure the long-term preservation of Thomas Jefferson’s bible, a small handmade book that provides an inti...

Color Pictures of San Francisco After ’06 Quake Found at the...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AP).- A museum volunteer has unearthed what the Smithsonian Institution believes to be the first — and perhaps only — color photographs of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire that nearly leveled the city. The s...

Color Pictures of San Francisco After ’06 Quake Found at the...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AP).- A museum volunteer has unearthed what the Smithsonian Institution believes to be the first — and perhaps only — color photographs of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire that nearly leveled the city. The s...

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