Community Impact


In addition to our preservation efforts we are collaborating internally and externally to bring new stories and new facets of our shared American experience to light to growing audiences of designers and researchers as well as the general public through our ongoing digitization effort. Through your help we are making our artifacts and content from the Archive of American Innovation more accessible to more people in more ways than ever.



Accessibility, after allisn’t only a matter of showing the objects themselves but also a matter of the language and concepts used to introduce and explain them—the jumping off points for telling stories, engaging people, helping them to make personal connections, and then taking them on a journey to somewhere new.

Gain perspective. Get inspired. Make history.

Local Food Partners

Find out about our commitment to local food and the Local Roots initiative.

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