Campaign updates and announcements

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June 28, 2017
"The Hyphenated Americans," Puck

In the latest milestone of the Smithsonian Campaign, the National Museum of American History has reopened its second-floor West Wing under the theme The Nation We Build Together.

June 6, 2017

What better way to inspire curiosity and learning than dinosaurs, fossils and ancient times? Opening in 2019, the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils — Deep Time at the National Museum of Natural History will tell the story of T. rex, vanished ecoystems and the latest science of life on Earth, using the fossil record as a guide.

May 8, 2017
John Davis

John Davis, an accomplished American art historian, has been named Under Secretary for Museums and Research/Provost, overseeing the Smithsonian's 19 museums and nine research centers, the National Zoo, the Office of Fellowships and Internships, the Smithsonian Archives and Smithsonian Libraries.

February 22, 2017
Destination Moon

Humankind first set foot on the moon 48 years ago, on July 20, 1969. In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the landing, the National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service will tour Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission to four cities.

October 24, 2016
John McCarter and Barbara Barrett

The Smithsonian has surpassed its goal of raising $1.5 billion in the largest fundraising campaign ever set by an American cultural institution. At the Board of Regents public forum today, Regent Barbara Barrett announced that the Smithsonian Campaign has raised $1.56 billion fourteen months ahead of schedule. The campaign ends in December 2017.

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