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JUNE 11, 2015

Raise It Up! America Innovates is a nationwide celebration of America’s innovative spirit. Join us June 11th to kick off a Summer of Innovation at the National Museum of American History, as we celebrate the July grand opening of the museum’s new Innovation wing, featuring new exhibitions and learning spaces that explore America’s insatiable desire for game-changing ideas.

Participate Online:
Share your community’s invention/innovation story through the Places of Invention interactive map. Tune into our live webcast: The Internet Age: Founders to Future, a conversation about where the Internet came from and where it is taking us.

Join us at the Museum:
Welcome new citizens in a Naturalization Ceremony
Celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of America, as we present the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal to Sebastian Thrun
Enjoy feature music performances throughout the day

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Every year the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will bring people together to Raise It Up! and explore who we are, how we got there, and how together, we shape a more humane future, inspired by the enduring principles embodied in the “Star-Spangled Banner.”