Friday, January 23, 2009

Must Do: National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History recently reopened after a two year renovation; it is a part of the Smithsonian collection. The building is lovely, and there are plenty of fun nuggets of pop culture and history that everyone can enjoy. 

Below you will see an American eagle, crying because you didn't vote. There is the ever famous Seinfeld puffy shirt: classic Americana. Stephen Colbert's portrait is framed there. He is the national father of comedy, as far as I'm concerned. There is the topless sculpture of George Washington, made by Horatio Greenough in 1840, which was once displayed outside the Capitol building. My brother is obsessed with Washington's chest. Last pictured here is C-3PO, shiny as ever, in the entrance area. 

Definitely visit this museum. It's free and fun. Can't beat it.  


Emily Sue said...

NEED to go!! Now. Though I kinda wish it was like how I read it used to be (according to Bill Bryson)- just like a big ole junk warehouse with stuff every which where.

EAT said...

It's kind of still like that though, a little. I doesn't make a lot of sense. There's a whole room devoted to musical instruments made before the founding of America.