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$158.4M facelift gives American History Museum new outlook

At age 50, the National Museum of American History is getting a $158.4 million facelift to its west wing, which will add new exhibit space and more interactive elements.

Tags: Smithsonian Institution , renovations , history , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:05pm EDT

From ruby slippers to first ladies' gowns, American History Museum celebrates major milestone

2014 marks 50 years since the Smithsonian Institution opened the doors on its National Museum of American History. Federal News Radio explores the museum's beginnings through pictures and stories with the people who were there then and now.

Tags: Smithsonian Institution , Art Molella , technology , history , Michael OConnell

Friday - 04/18/2014, 04:00am EDT

Michael O'Connell, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

One Smithsonian museum is celebrating a big milestone this year. The National Museum of American History turns 50-years old. Federal News Radio is taking a look back at the museum's creation with a special Web feature Friday. Web editor Michael O'Connell gives In Depth with Francis Rose a preview.

Tags: Michael OConnell , Smithsonian Institution , In Depth

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 05:42pm EDT

Smithsonian to show Sept. 11 objects, programs

More than 50 objects from the three sites of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will go on view at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History 10 years after the museum collected history as it was happening.

Tags: Flight 93 Memorial , Pentagon Memorial Fund , National Sept. 11 Memorial ,

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 06:02pm EDT

D.C. museum celebrates Flag Day

Tags: Flag Day

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 12:15am EDT

Events honor Michael Jackson a year after death

Exactly one year after Michael Jackson died, there are several ways you can remember him in the D.C. region.

Tags: Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum , Michael Jackson , National Museum of African American History and Cu , U Street Music Hall , Michelle Basch

Friday - 06/25/2010, 02:04am EDT

Get Ready for the Grand Opening

Tags: Dr. Brent Glass , opening

Wednesday - 11/12/2008, 01:49pm EST