National Museum of American History
Candy maker Mars Inc. is donating $5 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to create a new gallery focused on business and innovation in the United States dating back to the 1700s, the museum announced Wednesday.
The founding president of the Autry National Center of the American West, a group of museums in Los Angeles and Denver, has been named director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington.
Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” have a new home with a diverse set of artifacts in a new timeline of American history that includes a piece of Plymouth Rock, a slave ship manifest, Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone and Kermit the Frog at the Smithsonian Institution.
Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” are being removed from a Smithsonian exhibit to be conserved.
First ladies’ gowns and other objects are returning to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in a new exhibit.
The president of the Smithsonian Institution’s profit-making arm has announced he will step down from the unit that oversees the media, retail and licensing functions of the museum complex.
A historian and former director of the National Portrait Gallery is returning to the Smithsonian Institution to serve as acting director of the National Museum of American History.