The Early Sixties @ National Museum of American History & Party @ The Hamilton

ITINERARY:

When you arrive at the Meetup, please look for one of four Event Hosts.

5 PM - Meet in Welcome Center (on 2nd Floor).

5:15 PM - Proceed to exhibitions in the order & at the locations detailed below.

6:30 PM - Reconvene in Lower Level near Constitution Avenue entrance.

6:45 PM - Leave for After Party @ The Hamilton,[masked]th Street, NW.

We will meet in the Welcome Center (on the 2nd Floor) and proceed to the exhibits in the order below. The Museum is open late on Saturday, May 17.

Making a Modern Museum: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Museum of American History and Continuity

This exhibition will document the origins of the National Museum of American History (originally the Museum of History and Technology from[masked]) and consider what those beginnings mean for the museum today and into the future. The 50-year anniversary display will focus on the museum, circa 1964, as it was originally conceived, designed and built. It will also take a look through the past five decades to see how the museum evolved and transformed into what it is today. (2nd Floor East)

The Early Sixties: American Culture

This display celebrates the early ’60s as the background for the opening of the museum. That period of American culture straddled a time of dominant traditions and social norms with developing broad-based countercultural and reactionary expressions in response to demands for individual and community freedoms in areas of arts economics, politics and environmental and civil rights issues. (First Floor Center)

The Early Sixties: American Science

When the Museum opened fifty years ago, the goal of improving science and technology engaged many Americans. Fear of nuclear attack by the Soviet Union, fascination with outer space, and the hope of training a new generation of scientists encouraged Smithsonian historians to stress the importance of science in world culture.

Change: Fifty Years of Museum History

Modern digital photographic prints of key National Museum of History and Technology and National Museum of American History exhibitions and activities will be on view to showcase the transformation of the museum from one of history and technology into a museum devoted to American history. The photos highlight the exhibitions and new collecting initiatives that led to the evolution of the museum throughout its 50 years. (Lower Level Corridor)

Leave Museum via Constitution Avenue and proceed to nearby After Party @ The Hamilton, located at[masked]th Street, NW.

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  • Zen

    I was invited by Dee, it was a 'blind meetup' :) and I had a great time!, enjoyed conversations and company

    May 22, 2014

  • Sadi

    I couldn't find the group either.

    May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was unabe to find the group at the museum because I arrived late.

    May 20, 2014

    • Mark P.

      I'm so sorry to hear that, Sheila. I've had that happen to me at meetups and it really sucks. You go all that way and then end up not meeting anyone. It's a great group so I hope you're not discouraged from trying the next meetup.

      May 20, 2014

  • Scott D.

    Thanks to our fearless leaders for a nice event. Next time, it would be great if we could all sit together at the after-party!

    2 · May 18, 2014

    • maxine

      Wonderful meeting you too Scott. Nobody has asked as many questions about my tattoos since I got them. Was fun to tell you the stories. Hope to see you at more of these.

      May 19, 2014

  • Mary L.

    Interesting exhibit

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice meeting everyone. Shoutout to my tour group. Thanks 4 letting me b your tour guide LOL. The museum: definitely needed a map since there was no signage to "point" the way to where the heck we were suppose to be going. Ah did I regret letting my pride not allowing me to buy a map! If not for the kindness of strangers Ceecee Martin would still be wandering the halls of the museums (shivering & clutching my teddy bear at the very thought LOL). All in all I enjoyed myself tremendously. Thanks to all who made my first time with the group a pleasant one.

    May 17, 2014

    • Maria

      CeeCee - you are a delight! So glad to have made your acquaintance - sorry I lost track of you throughout the evening - Hope to meet up w/ you again - Girls, Guns & Glory !!!

      1 · May 18, 2014

    • Laura

      Second! CeeCee should lead us all at more museums!

      1 · May 18, 2014

  • M M

    Volunteering took longer than expected.
    Sorry I did not make it.. Sounds like it was splendid!
    Another successful meetup !

    May 18, 2014

  • maxine

    Had a really nice time. Got there late, but enjoyed everyone's company and will surely come out again.

    May 18, 2014

    • John H

      Agreed, it was nice to gather 'round the tables and talk afterward.

      May 18, 2014

  • Menny

    I regret I was late for the museum (DC traffic lol) but I had a wonderful time at the Hamilton. It's a really nice place and the company was great too!

    May 18, 2014

  • MicheleK

    Very enjoyable evening - interesting exhibit, and the company at the after-party was superb! Good choice on the Hamilton!

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Jeryl

    Unfortunately I will not be attending. Thank you to our four Event Hosts for leading the group. I hope all of you have a great time and to see you soon! <3

    May 17, 2014

    • Maria

      Yeah! A Great time had by all - You were sorely missed!

      May 18, 2014

    • Jeryl

      Thank you, Maria!

      May 18, 2014

  • Traci

    Great idea!

    May 18, 2014

  • Traci

    This was my first event. I had a great time. Nice meeting everyone!

    May 18, 2014

  • Sue

    Great fun, the museum and Hamilton's, good group. Thanks

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have to miss it. Got held up earlier in the day and just getting back to town now!

    May 17, 2014

  • Jeffrey

    Let's note that, when you click on the Google map above, it brings up the wrong address (NE instead of NW); the museum is near the Smithsonian metro. I'm trying to get over there, too, but work is not cooperating.

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • John H

    I'm going to make it, even if RSVPs are closed
    See you especially at 60s Culture and the Hamilton

    May 17, 2014

  • maxine

    I can't make it until around 8:00. I will see you there.

    May 17, 2014

  • Subira

    If you want to check out their music so you can decide whether you want to drop $40 for the show, you can listen here:
    http://www.littlefeat.net/jukebox.html

    May 17, 2014

  • Subira

    There is no dress code.

    May 17, 2014

    • Tyrone

      At the after party. What kind of music is gonna be playing?

      May 17, 2014

    • Jeryl

      There is a $40 cover for the concert. Up to you if you want to do this. http://live.thehamilt...­

      May 17, 2014

  • Tyrone

    Is there gonna be a dress code for the after party?

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How should we dress for the Hamilton?

    May 17, 2014

  • M M

    I am attending an event in Annapolis during the day, so may be a bit late.. will catch up to all of you!
    Mania

    May 16, 2014

    • Mary J.

      Hope to see you tonight Mania!

      May 17, 2014

  • Subira

    If you happen to be driving tomorrow instead of taking metro, The Hamilton offers validated parking at the PMI Garage at 1325 G for $10 up to 12 hours, and the garage is open 24 hours.

    1 · May 16, 2014

    • M M

      Thank you so much, Subira, for this info!!!

      May 16, 2014

  • Soledad E.

    Hi...I am interested in going but could I hand out flyers - I need help for my dissertation research. Info below: Volunteer for Research Group: As a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University and a WWS/PPIA Princeton alum, Sol Espinoza is recruiting focus group research participants for a dissertation on gender, race, economics, and family formation. Men and women that are U.S. native born and black, white, or Mexican American are eligible to participate. Participants must be between the ages of 35 to 65. Incentives range from $20 to a $50 raffled prize. If you are interested, please sign-up by e-mail at [masked] or call (617)[masked]

    May 16, 2014

    • Jeryl

      I prefer that you do not distribute flyers at the event. This event is for socializing. If people are interested, they may refer to your contact info above. Thank you.

      1 · May 16, 2014

    • Soledad E.

      ok

      May 16, 2014

  • Monica

    May not be able to attend the museum...which sounds like tons of fun. I'll meet you guys at The Hamilton, what time do you think you'll be getting there? Is there a guest list?

    May 16, 2014

    • Jeryl

      There is no guest list. The Hamilton is a big place and unless you know some of the attendees, it may be difficult for you to find members of the group. Please familiarize yourself with the photos of the four Event Hosts.

      May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So bummed I will miss this.

    May 16, 2014

  • Andy

    Would like to attend, but will be in Missouri on May 17th for my niece's wedding.

    1 · May 9, 2014

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