The National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History is located on Constitution Avenue NW, in Washington, DC and is a part of the Smithsonian Institution’s group of museums. Through research, extensive collections and public outreach, the museum presents America’s history and complexity. The facility opened to the public in January 1964, and was officially named as the National Museum of American History in 1980. It was the sixth Smithsonian building to open on the National Mall, and is now considered a National Historical Landmark. The museum has in its collection more than 3 million artifacts, from Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz to sheet music written by local legend Duke Ellington. It receives more than 4 million visitors per year, according to the Smithsonian Institution.

The National Museum of American History: Kenneth E. Behring Center collects, preserves and displays the heritage of the United States in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. Among the items on display are the original Star-Spangled Banner and Archie Bunker's chair. The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution and located on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Each wing of the museum's three exhibition floors is anchored by a landmark object to highlight the theme of that wing.

If you skim through the video just a little you just get a little bit of the amazing sights and things in this museum. Just think, Dorthy's ruby slippers, the first hair dryer, the first credit card, and many more! This museum is truly amazing!

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