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The National Museum of American History

Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nix
8/1/99 - 12/5/00

Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974 presents and intimate and dramatic view of the Nixon Presidncy through the lens of Fred J. Maroon, a distinguished Washington photographer. Maroon's photograph's are direct, powerful records of an extraordinary and unsettleing time in American history. Exhibit will be at the National Musuem of American History, Taylor Gallery, 1st Floor, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW fro 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call (202) 357-2700 for more information.


History in a Vaccum
10/16/99 - 2/1/00

Even an ordinary job like cleaning the carpet has a history. That history includes technological innovation, as inventors have worked to devise easier and more effective methods to capture household dust. But the history of cleaning carpets also includes social choices. Who should do the work. How harmful is dirt? And how clean is clean enough? Society's answers to those questions have powerfully shaped everyday life for nearly every American. National Museum of American History, 14th St. and Constitution Ave., NW. (202) 357-2700. www.si.edu/nmah.


On Time Exhibition
11/18/99 - 11/30/99

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will open On Time, a permanent exhibition exploring the changing ways Americans have measured, used and thought about time during the past 300 years. The National Museum of American History, located at 14th St and Constitution Avenue NW, is open from 10 am to 5:30pm daily.


Make the Dirt Fly! Building the Panama Canal
11/20/99 - 1/5/01

A review of the Canal's excavation through books and images. Accompanied by the showcase Panama Canal: Dawn of a New Era which gives a historical perspective to the Canal's imminent turnover to Panama at the Millennium. National Museum of American History, 14th St. and Constitution Ave., NW. (202) 357-2700. www.si.edu/nmah.


Holiday Celebration
12/26/99 - 12/28/99

The museum's 23rd annual Holiday Celebration offers a sampling of the many ways Americans observe and preserve their multi-cultural heritage. The three-day festival will feature arts and crafts demonstrations, food tasting, and dance performances. National Museum of American History, 14th St. and Constitution Ave., NW. (202) 357-2700. www.si.edu/nmah.


Piano 300
3/1/00 - 4/1/01

This exhibition of pianos and keyboards examines the influence of the piano on the 300th anniversary of its invention by Bartolomeo cristofori in 1700. The piano remains central to the world of music because of its adaptability to changing music styles. For more details call (202) 357-2700.


 

 

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