Making the Exhibition: America on the Move

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date 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?