1964. The Beatles had kicked off the musical British Invasion. LBJ was president. The Cold War was heating up in places like Vietnam. A World's Fair in New York City was promising a new tomorrow of technology and wonder. And on January 23 of that year the Smithsonian opened the Museum of American History.
Today, all of the above are gone with the exception of the History Museum. To celebrate its founding year, the facility is showcasing 3 exhibits dealing with the time of its early 1960s establishment.
Here is a post of 1 of those exhibits including pictures of some of what you will see if you visit.
Of course, as a history museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American History deals with ... are you ready for this ... history.
But history is more than just dry facts and forgettable dates that you may have suffered in a boring history class. It is people, and activism, and service, and culture, and the arts and entertainment. It's lunch boxes and LPs. It's signs and sounds. It's from the past and gone, but it still has a life and lives. Sort of like these things:
- The Museum of the American Indian By the Numbers
- Was DC Really Built on a Swamp?
- The Return of the Annual National Book Festival
- Back to the 60s: Science and Technology
- Back to the 60s: History and Culture
- Back to the 60s - Mustang Sally Special
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- Phrarrell's Famous Hat Coming to Newseum
- Clearing Up Smithsonian Myths
- A Puppeteering Legacy Endures
- When Robin Williams Crashed the DC Improv
- Cool, American-Style
- The Painting Partnership of Degas and Cassatt
- Hope Diamond Was Once a Symbol for French Sun King...
- Sci-Fi Museum Still Heading Toward DC Blast-off
- 40 Years On, Carl Bernstein Talks Nixon, Watergate...
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