The District of Columbia, The Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, Washington D.C.

The First United States National Musuem

In 1881, the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building served as the first United States National Musuem. The National Musuem continued to operate at the location until 1911.

In present day the the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building is the host of various special exhibits and an African American Musuem.

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