National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Title

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Description

Originally opened in 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology, the National Museum of American History holds more than three million culturally and historically important objects on display and in its archives, including the original Star-Spangled Banner. The museum's mission is to help people understand the present through exploring the history and culture of the past. Designed by architect Walter O. Cain of McKim, Mead and White, the Post-War Modern architectural style is meant to link the classical architecture of the Mall with modern influences.

Creator

Source

Smithsonian Institution. View Original.

Date

1964 (Opened)
1980 (Renamed)

Coverage

Physical Description

The straight-edged, rectangular facade is made of marble and takes up a city block.

Location

38.8913°N 77.03°W

Type

Description

Originally opened in 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology, the National Museum of American History holds more than three million culturally and historically important objects on display and in its archives, including the original Star-Spangled Banner. The museum's mission is to help people understand the present through exploring the history and culture of the past. Designed by architect Walter O. Cain of McKim, Mead and White, the Post-War Modern architectural style is meant to link the classical architecture of the Mall with modern influences.

Creator

Walter O. Cain

Date

1964 (Opened)

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

Smithsonian Institution. View Original.