of American History
From the manuscript for
the Star Spangled Banner and Judy Garland's ruby slippers to Duke
Ellington's papers and inaugural ball-gowns of the First Ladies - here
are objects that tell the story of the US.
All-American Displays depict events
and themes that define American life, such as "field to
Factory," recounting how African-Americans migrated from the
agricultural South to industrial cities of the North. "A More
Perfect Union" contributes to the dialogue about the US
Constitution, depicting the withdrawal of civil liberties from
Japanese-Americans during World War 11.
The largest exhibition,
"The Information Age," showcases automated gear ranging from
early telephones to robotics to high-definition television.
"From Parlor to
Politics" and "First Ladies: Political Role and Public
Image" depict women's political impact.
An exhibition on time
marks the millennium, while expansive displays on the Industrial
Revolution and "Science in American Life" round out the
I was sure I would
be bored but... A very interesting Museum!
Many Displays and
They are the Real Things!
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