SC Johnson Supports National Museum of American History Renovation

. August 13, 2013

The National Museum of American History announced a $5 million donation by SC Johnson in support of the renovation of the building’s 120,000-square-foot west exhibition wing. The updated wing will feature new exhibitions, program spaces and performance venues. SC Johnson’s funding will support the “American Enterprise” exhibition and the new state-of-the-art SC Johnson Conference Center, both scheduled to open in mid-2015.

Visitors to the “American Enterprise”(working title) exhibition will be immersed in the dramatic arc of the nation’s story in an 8,000-square-foot multimedia exhibition focusing on the role of business and innovation in the United States from the mid-1700s to the present and tracing the country’s development from a small, dependent agricultural nation to one of the world’s largest economies.

Located directly across from “American Enterprise”on the museum’s first floor, the more than 3,300-square-foot SC Johnson Conference Center will serve as a venue for educational outreach where scholars, teachers and students will be able to engage in discussion of historical topics that have relevance today. This dynamic space will also serve as the setting for a variety of major museum activities.

For more information, visit http://americanhistory.si.edu

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