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Adler Planetarium - General information; shows; exhibits; events; courses; resources.

AIDS Memorial Quilt - Information on the quilt and the NAMES Project; display programs; chapters and affiliates; AIDS information; newsletter.

American Memory Project - Look in the "Detroit Publishing Company" to see 25,000 turn-of-the-century postcards; check old movies; experience the life of immigrants. Historical periods cover the Civil War to World War II.

Art Institute of Chicago - General information; exhibitions; collections; programs.

Ben Uri Art Society - Paintings, drawings and sculpture by Jewish artists.

Chicago Historical Society - Information on the Society; exhibits.

Ellis Island Foundation Immigration Museum - Visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum; learn about the immigrant experience; information on the American Immigration Wall of Honor; information on the American Family Immigration History Center.

Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago) - Exhibits, educational opportunities, links to scientific web sites; museum information; special events.

Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village - Historical museum and village in Dearborn, Michigan. Site contains information on the museum and village, upcoming events, photo tours of museum and village exhibits, biographical material on the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, others.

Just the Arti-facts - Sponsored by the Chicago Historical Society, this site highlights several artifacts each month from their collection with images and stories behind their historical significance. Classroom Resources links contain worksheets and activities for teachers and students.

Library of Congress Exhibit Hall 1 - Highlights include: Dead Sea Scrolls; Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence; Abraham Lincoln's handwritten Gettysburg Address, others.

Library of Congress Exhibit Hall 2 - Includes Civil War photos; Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention documents; daguerreotypes of Abraham Lincoln; National American Woman Suffrage Association documents; early motion pictures 1897-1916, including San Francisco before and after the Great Earthquake.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum - Click on rooms in the building to see how people lived in times past.

Mount Vernon - Take a virtual tour of George Washington's home; related links.

Museum of Science & Industry (Chicago) - Exhibits, educational opportunities; OmniMax Theater information; museum information; more.

MuseumSpot - Links to museums and attractions worldwide. - World museums guide by topic or location.

National Archives - Select "Online Exhibit Hall" in the Visitor's Gallery to see exhibits such as the Declaration of Independence; photos and records of the 54th Mass. Infantry ("Glory") of the Civil War.

National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis) - Take a virtual chronological tour of the Civil Rights movement.

National Gallery of Art - The Washington, D.C. gallery is online with over 3,200 works of art from the museum's collection. Also featured are audio-narrated tours and interactive exhibits.

Presidental Libraries IDEA Network - Links to Presidential papers; information on 20th century Presidents and their First Ladies; links to other Presidential resources.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum (Cleveland, Ohio) - Tour exhibits; learn what's happening at the museum; get visitor information; hear inductees; more.

Smithsonian - Anacostia Museum - Programs and exhibits that emphasize the contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of our country.

Smithsonian - Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Devoted to exhibition, scholarship, education, and publication in the field of Asian art.

Smithsonian - Arts and Industries Building - Displays materials from the nation's Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

Smithsonian - Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum - How design affects every aspect of your daily life; devoted to the study of historical and contemporary design.

Smithsonian - Freer Gallery of Art - An internationally recognized collection of Asian art; the world's largest group of works by American artist James McNeill Whistler.

Smithsonian - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - Collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings and sculptures; changing exhibitions of contemporary art; sculpture by European and American masters.

Smithsonian - Home Page - Headquarters for the Smithsonian Museums.

Smithsonian - National Air and Space Museum - The history of flight, space science and space technology.

Smithsonian - National Museum of African Art - Exhibition of African art.

Smithsonian - National Museum of American Art - Collection of American paintings, sculpture, folk art, photographs, and graphic arts from the 18th century to the present.

Smithsonian - National Museum of American History - American heritage through cultural, scientific, and technological exhibits that interpret the American experience from Colonial times to the present.

Smithsonian - National Museum of the American Indian - Changing exhibits illuminate the historic traditions and contemporary cultures of native peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

Smithsonian - National Portrait Gallery - Portraits of men and women who have made significant contributions to the historical and cultural development of the United States, including leaders of our country, politicians, sports heroes, artists, writers and scientists.

Smithsonian - National Postal Museum - Traces the personal, commercial, political and social impact of the postal service on American life. Collection ranges from postage stamps to early airmail planes.

Smithsonian - National Zoological Park - The National Zoo.

Smithsonian - Renwick Gallery - Changing exhibitions of contemporary American crafts and works from 1900 to the present.

Smithsonian - S. Dillon Ripley Center - International Gallery exhibits; information on Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services.

Smithsonian - Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) - Information on the Smithsonian.

U.S. Capitol Exhibit - Read how the Capitol was envisioned; study the approved plans; visit the Capitol.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington DC) - Brief history; FAQs; Children in the Holocaust; videography.

Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture - Explores the past through the Vatican Library's manuscripts, books and maps.

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (Washington DC) - Information on visiting; Virtual Visitor's Center; links to other national parks sites in the area.

Voices From the Dust Bowl - Part of the U.S. Library of Congress American Memory Collection, this site documents the lives of Dust Bowl migrants living in California in 1940-41. Audio clips include songs, interviews, camp meetings, more. Also includes photos, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, more.

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