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Raise It Up! America Innovates is a nationwide celebration of America’s innovative spirit. Join us for 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 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:

On July 1, the Museum will unveil new exhibitions, learning places and programming spaces all centered on the theme of innovation. The first floor of the museum's West Wing will open with 45,000-Square-feet featuring exhibitions that explore the history of American business, showcase "hot spots" of invention and put the spotlight on the National Numismatics Collection.

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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.”