Sunday, November 12, 2017

National Museum of American History Smithsonian






The museum provides an overview of American History with a focus on the colonial period to the present. Stories, lifesize scenarios, videos, artifacts, and interactive exhibits make history come alive. It is easy to spend two days at the museum just to peruse the available exhibits.



George Washington's camp gear



Slave Ship




Abraham Lincoln Bronze from Face Mask


Market Scene





Several Displays Document Segregation




School Bus





From the Vietnam War Exhibit




All in the Family TV 1970


Example of Changes in Technology




Democracy in Action



Visibility- some displays are poorly lit making it difficult to view objects or read the posted information. Some displays are difficult to appreciate due to lighting that produces a glare.

Food service- available in museum- no food and drinks permitted in the museum; Cheaper eats at nearby restaurants

Shops- various gifts and souvenirs

Restrooms- available and maintained

Photography- mostly permitted, some exceptions posted; sometimes difficult to capture objects even without flash

Website- helpful information including hours, policies, maps http://americanhistory.si.edu/

PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.


Monuments and Memorials


Museums


And here’s my webpage  www.suttong.com






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