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American History Museum Grand Reopening

Location: 14th Street NW and Constitution Avenue North West, Washington DC.

Tel: (202) 633-1000‎
Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

The National Museum of American History officially reopened to the public on the morning of Friday, Nov. 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. A procession of historical characters brought history back to the museum, kicking off a three-day festival that celebrated the new home of the Star-Spangled Banner. View the first visitors welcomed to the dramatically transformed National Museum of American History.

The National Museum of American History is one of the Smithsonian Institution museums located on The Mall in Washington DC.

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Visitors were greeted with warm coffee or hot chocolate *

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Martha and George Washington

Re-enactors entertain the crowd.

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Inaugural Visitors were given patriotic hats. *

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Fox News covered the Opening Ceremony

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Children’s Chorus of Washington

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Brent Glass, Director, National Museum of American History

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Smithsonian Honor Guard

Presentation of Colors

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Hands over Hearts

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Allegiance to the flag

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Catherine Brown, Senior Vice President of Public Policy Development for Verizon Communications

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Wayne Clough, Pat Behring, and Colin Powell enjoy the ceremony

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Patriotic first-day souvenir hats were given to the first guests

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Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough

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General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret). recites Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

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Kenneth Eugene Behring gets the honor to the cut the ceremonial ribbon. *

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