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Polycom Donates SoundStation Devices to National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Acquires Original Teleconferencing Equipment for Its Collection of Electrical History

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has acquired objects related to Polycom’s development of teleconferencing technologies 25 years ago, which marked an advance in business communications.

Early Polycom teleconference phone

Smithsonian Shares Giving Stories on #GivingTuesday

National Museum of American History Receives Fidelity Charitable Trustees Grant

On #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will invite audiences to share their giving stories on-site and online as part of its ongoing Philanthropy Initiative.

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Smithsonian Presents a Holiday Festival Dec. 2–3

The Smithsonian will host a free, two-day festival Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the National Mall to kick off the holiday season. A wide selection of festive events, activities and seasonal décor will be available at participating museums and galleries, including musical performances by Members of the Singing Sergeants with Combo and the U.S.

Bright holiday lights at National Zoo

Smithsonian Commemorates America’s Veterans With Performances, Exhibitions and More

The Smithsonian commemorates veterans throughout history with a series of performances, exhibitions and family activities. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

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National Air and Space Museum

“Remembering World War I: Stories From the Great War”

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Smithsonian Participates in FotoWeekDC 2017

The Smithsonian is partnering with FotoDC for its annual FotoWeekDC Nov. 11–19. Seven Smithsonian museums have exhibitions on view or events taking place during this week that will appeal to photography lovers.

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East Asian Coins on Display at National Museum of American History

New Donation From the Family of Private Collector Howard F. Bowker

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will display selected numismatic objects recently acquired from the collection of Howard F. Bowker beginning Nov. 8. The New Acquisitions case within the “Value of Money” exhibition will show 19 items ranging from fifth-century B.C. Chinese bridge and knife money to 20th-century Chinese money minted in the U.S.

coin shaped like two dragon heads

Smithsonian Adds Eliza Hamilton Portrait and Hamilton Costume From Musical

National Museum of American History Tells Story of 200 Years of American Philanthropy

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will add a mid-19th-century oil painting of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton (Elizabeth or Eliza) by Daniel P. Huntington from Graham Windham and an 18th-century style green silk suit worn by Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton: An American Musical to the national collections during a special ceremony.

Scene from Hamilton: An American Musical

Hamilton donation

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National Museum of American History

Full suit worn by Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in Hamiton: An American Musical, designed by Paul Tazewell. Suit consists of breeches, waistcoat, coat, white shirt with ruffled collar and sleeve cuffs, white stockings and black leather shoes.

Courtesy Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Hamilton donation

Hamilton suit detail

National Museum of American History

Detail of the green suit worn by Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in Hamiton: An American Musical, designed by Paul Tazewell. Suit consists of breeches, waistcoat, coat, white shirt with ruffled collar and sleeve cuffs.

Courtesy Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Hamilton donation

Scene from musical "Hamilton"

Joan Marcus

A still from Hamilton: An American Musical with Lin-Manuel Miranda, as Alexander Hamilton and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler Church.

Photo by Joan Marcus



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