National Museum of American History Opens “Within These Walls” Exhibit with Help from NAR

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Theatrical Projection enhanced by technology to bring genuine American story to life

Today, the National Museum of American History’s opens its exhibition, “Within These Walls.” This exhibit will tell the story of over 200 years of American history through a partially reconstructed Georgian-style, two-and-a-half-story timber-framed house that stood from Colonial days through the mid-1960s in coastal Massachusetts

The National Association of Realtors® has sponsored this exhibit at the National Museum of American history since 2001, most recently helping to support a comprehensive update of its theater facilities. NAR will now serve as the sole sponsor of the “Within These Walls” exhibition through 2030.

At the institution designed to explore the infinite richness and complexity of American history, this Smithsonian’s latest exhibit will bring the stories of families across different American generations in five separate rooms across the home.

A walk through the exhibit puts three centuries of American life on display, from 1765 in Colonial Massachusetts to the mid twentieth century. A period that spanned the inception of a nation, it’s civil war, two world wars, and various milestone cultural and economic advancements.

This project was brought to life by a collaboration between museum staff, interactive and digital media designers Bluecadet, fabricators Capitol Museum Services and exhibit designers Howard+Revis.

Temporarily accompanying this exhibit is a display recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which is available to view through Dec. 15, 2019.

The exhibit, located on Constitution Avenue in Northwest Washington D.C., is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, and is free to the public.

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