Thomas Edison used this carbon-filament bulb in the first public demonstration of his most famous invention, the firs
War of 1812
Examine collections of the Museum's key resources on major themes in American history and social studies teaching. Additional resources can be found in the main search areas of the website.
September 2014 marks the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Find highlights of the Museum's materials related to the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner below.