The National Museum of American History is the proud owner of more than 3 million objects and documents that are related to American history. Although the Museum has a dense permanent collection, only a select chunk of their permanent collection is shown at any given time. The Museum’s permanent attractions are divided among the following groups:
Advertising demonstrates how advertising techniques and themes have developed throughout American history.
Agriculture showcases the importance agriculture had on the development of America.
Art displays a select number of art pieces that demonstrate the correlation between art and history.
Clothing & Accessories features numerous outfits and materials from a variety of classes and ages. Thus, showing how clothing reflects history.
Coins, Currency, and Medals is one of the largest displays of currency and valuable medals throughout history, specifically American history.
Communications displays how communication technology has evolved and influenced American society.
Government, Politics, and Reform is one of the most comprehensive exhibits at the National Museum of American History. This attraction tells the story of our government’s history, and how American society and politics have evolved.
Popular Entertainment is one of the most popular and beloved attractions at the Museum. This attraction displays a variety of artifacts from an array of entertainment leaders and mediums. Some of the highlighted artifacts include Judy Garland’s ruby slippers from her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and an array of Muppet characters, such as the lead Muppet, Kermit the Frog. Washington, D.C. Attractions: National Museum of American History - Photo: National Museum of American History
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