Smithsonian’s American History Museum to Reopen Nov. 21st

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will reopen its doors to the public on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. The reopening will mark the completion of a two-year, $85 million renovation of the building’s center core and internal infrastructure. The centerpiece of the renovation is a specially designed viewing gallery for the 200-year-old Star-Spangled Banner. The renovation was funded through a public-private partnership with $46 million in federal funds and the remaining $39 million from individuals, foundations and corporations.

For a look at the renovations, click here.