Middle Passage Before the Atlantic slave trade there were already people of African descent in America. A few countries in Africa would buy, sell, and trade other enslaved Africans, who were often prisoners of war, with the Europeans. The people of Mali and Benin are known for partaking in the event of selling their prisoners of war and other unwanted people off as slaves.
History[ edit ] The museum opened in as the Museum of History and Technology. Inthe museum was renamed the National Museum of American History to represent its mission of the collection, care, study, and interpretation of objects that reflect the experience of the American people.
In MayJohn Gray was announced as the new director. A new, five-story sky-lit atrium, which is surrounded by displays of artifacts that showcase the breadth of the museum's collection.
A new, grand staircase that links the museum's first and second floors.
A new welcome center, and the addition of six landmark objects to orient visitors. An environmentally controlled chamber to protect the original Star-Spangled Banner. These include the John Bull locomotivethe Greensboro, North Carolina lunch counterand a one of a kind draft wheel.
The artifact walls are organized around themes including arts; popular culture; business, work and economy; home and family; community; land and natural resources; peopling America; politics and reform; science; medicine; technology; and the United States' role in the world.
Lower level[ edit ] The lower level of the museum displays Taking America to Lunch, which celebrates the history of American lunch boxes. First floor[ edit ] John Bullan locomotive displayed in America on the Move, a first-floor exhibit The first floor's East Wing called 1 East has exhibits that feature transportation and technology; they include America on the Move and Lighting a Revolution.
The John Bull locomotive is the signature artifact. The exhibits in the West Wing 1 West address science and innovation. Julia Child 's Kitchen. The Vassar Telescope is the signature artifact. The first floor also contains the Constitution Avenue lobby 1 Centeras well as a space for a temporary exhibit.
Statue of George Washingtonby Horatio Greenough The exhibitions in 2 East, the east wing of the second floor, consider American ideals and include the Albert Small Documents Gallery featuring rotating exhibitions.
From November 21, through January 4, an original copy of the Gettysburg Addresson loan from the White Housewas on display. The Greensboro lunch counter is the signature artifact for this section of the museum.
The newly conserved flag, the centerpiece of the renovated museum, is displayed in a climate-controlled room at the heart of the museum.
An interactive display by Potion Designjust across the room from the flag, features a full-size, digital reproduction of the flag that allows patrons to learn more about it by touching different areas on the flag. The George Washington statue, created in for the centennial of Washington's birthday, is the signature artifact for 2 West, the west wing of the second floor of the museum.
The second floor also houses the museum's new welcome center and a store. The second floor lobby leads out to Madison Drive and the National Mall. Americans at War and The Gunboat Philadelphia.
The Clara Barton Red Cross ambulance is the signature artifact. The center of the third floor, 3 Center, presents The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden, which explores the personal and public lives of the men who have held that office.In the wake of a horrific mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, in which a young white man with an apparent history of racism is accused of killing nine black people during Bible study at a.
The signers, the history, the document Learn more. Washington and the Continental Army battled the elements, not the British, during the grueling winter at Valley Forge Learn more.; A virtual marching tour of the American Revolution Learn more.; Meet the most famous American of his day.
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