Posts Tagged ‘national museum of american history’

Weekend at the Museum: First Ladies at the Smithsonian

With all the political excitement that the month of November brings, I thought this would be a good time to share this exhibit with you.  The live exhibition at the Smithsonian is one of the museum’s most visited.  It features 24 dresses worn by First Ladies including the one worn by Michelle Obama.

You can also view the collection online at the Smithsonian’s website.  According to the site, the main gallery displays 14 dresses worn by Grace Coolidge, Jackie Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Helen Taft while the new “A First Lady’s Debut” gallery includes 11 gowns worn by first ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Michelle Obama.

Visit the online exhibit HERE

Weekend at the Museum: Documented Rights


For the first time The National Archives and Records Administration has accumulated these historical “Documented Rights ” resources from around the country for you to see in one place…

Many of the holdings of the National Archives can be found in regions across the US, including court records, naturalization records, ships’ passenger arrival records, and federal land records.

You can visit the exhibit in person from September 2010-February 2011 at The National Archives at Kansas City, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. Or you can enter the online exhibit HERE. Either way, you’ll be sure to enjoy it.