"National Museum of American History" National Museum of American History Tip by besbel
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This museum is currently closed for major renovations, until Fall 2008. However, in order to have a glimpse of this museum's collection, since Nov. 2006 there is an exhibition with more than a hundred of representative objects, named Treasures of American History. This exhibition will take place in the Air and Space Museum until April 13, 2008.
These objects cover American history (e.g the hat Abraham Lincoln wore the night of his killing, the first bulb of Thomas Alva Edison, or the first phone of Alexander Graham Bell) and culture. This includes movies (e.g. Wizard of Oz's scarecrew and Dorothy's red shoes), sports (Muhammed Ali's gloves, Babe Ruth autographed ball), television (e.g. Sarah Jessica Parker's computer in Sex and the City, or Archie Bunker's sofa), movies (e.g. Return of the Jedi's C3P0 and R2D2) politics (e.g. hats from political campaigns) and icons (e.g. Jackie Kennedy's outfit for her first appearance as First Lady).
You can get more information of the exhibition in http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
If you go after April... sorry, seems you'll have to wait until the museum reopens :(
Address: 10th Street and Constitution Ave., NW
Directions: Metro Stop: Federal Triangle
Phone: (202) 633-1000
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