Grade Range: 9-12Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Primary SourceDate Posted: 7/7/2008
Students can learn more about the America on the Move exhibition and how it was created. Students will go behind the scenes to learn about the many activities that comprise exhibition development: research, writing, design, object selection, acquisition, and care; construction; deinstallation; and installation. This reference page is included in the online exhibition entitled America on the Move, which focuses on transportation in US history. It includes the following sections: About America on the Move; CTA Car 6719: From Scrap to History; Container Back Story; Creating an 1890s Orchard in a Museum; Exhibiting Transportation at the Smithsonian; How Did You Do It? Moving the 1401 into the Museum; Pete's Postcards; Tending Aids to Navigation; and What is an emblem?
Museum education, Self-paced learning modules, Thematic approach, Visual instruction
Lessons & Activities
The steam locomotive "John Bull" was built in 1831 and ran for 35 years, pulling trains of passen...
machine, transportation, collection, American life, exhibition, Conservation, object, Smithsonian, museum, modernization, technology, progress, artifact, social history, culture, invention, curator, travel, improvement, innovation
Ride a train with a friendly conductor who teaches a young boy how to talk like a railroader.
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