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Diversity and Leadership: Visit More Museums

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Diversity in Public Service:

  • Smithonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
    • The National Museum of African American History and Culture seeks to help all Americans remember, and by remembering, this institution will stimulate a dialogue about race and help to foster a spirit of reconciliation and healing.
  • Association of African American Museum
    • The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) is a non-profit member organization established to support African and African American focus museums nationally and internationally, as well as the professionals who protect, preserve and interpret African and African American art, history and culture
  • The Field Museum
    • The Field Museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs, and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge.

Leadership for the Public Service:


  • World Leadership Museum
    • The design of the Museum has evolved through extensive consultations to include world-class exhibits on International leaders as well as a learning institution for research and teaching on the topic of leadership.
  • Women and Leadership Archives
    • The Women & Leadership Archives (WLA) collects, preserves, organizes, describes, and makes available materials of enduring value to researchers studying women's leadership activities.

Presidential Libraries and Museums(Virtual Tour)

Motivation for the Public Service:

  • Congressional Medal of Honor Society Museum
    • The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor of the United States. It is awarded for acts of bravery above and beyond the call of duty.
  • AmeriCares: Remembering Bob Macauley
    • Founder and Chairman of AmeriCares 1923-2010
  • Frances Willard House
    • The Frances Willard Historical Association preserves and interprets the Frances Willard House Museum and its historic collections to promote vibrant discussion of Willard’s life and her work on behalf of women, temperance and human rights.

Quiet Heroes and Innovators:

  • National Air and Space
    • The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.
  • The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
    • The Price of Freedom: Americans at War surveys the history of America’s military from the French and Indian Wars to the present conflict in Iraq, exploring ways in which wars have been defining episodes in American history. The exhibition extends far beyond a survey of battles to present the link between military conflict and American political leadership, social values, technological innovation, and personal sacrifice. The heart of the story is the impact of war on citizen soldiers, their families, and communities.
  • Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1925
    • Through more than 100 portrait photographs, this exhibition tells the story of the changes that occurred in the American West during the 80 years between the Mexican War and passage of the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924.
  • Lighting a Revolution—Electricity Hall
    • This exhibition, opened to commemorate the centennial of Edison’s light bulb, considers experiments with electricity before Edison’s, the "Invention Factory" at Menlo Park, how Edison created a market for his product, and the impact of electricity in factories, on city streets, and in the home.
  • The Betsy Ross House
    • The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colorful fabric of America's rich history.  The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th century. Tour the house and then stay a while longer to learn more about Betsy and her exciting life and times through our interactive, historical programming.

Women in the Public Service:

  • The First Ladies
    • The First Ladies explores the unofficial but important position of first lady and the ways that different women have shaped the role to make their own contributions to the presidential administrations and the nation. The exhibition featurex more than two dozen gowns from the Smithsonian’s almost 100-year old First Ladies Collection, including those worn by Frances Cleveland, Lou Hoover, Jacqueline Kennedy, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. A section titled “Changing Times, Changing First Ladies” highlights the roles played by Dolley Madison, Mary Lincoln, Edith Roosevelt, and Lady Bird Johnson and their contributions to their husband’s administrations. The First Ladies encourages visitors to consider the changing role played by the first lady and American women over the past 200 years.
  • The National Women's History Museum (NWHM)
    • The National Women’s History Museum educates, inspires, empowers, and shapes the future by integrating women's distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States.
  • Womens Rights National Historical Park
    • Discover how five women changed the world
  • Women of the West Museum
    • The Struggle for Women's Suffrage