Gift Planning

Naturalization ceremony at the Museum

A Gift to America

If you are passionate about American history, you can make a lasting impact at the nation’s history museum through a planned gift, such as a gift in your will. Our expert staff members are available to assist you in crafting a planned gift that maximizes your philanthropic impact while providing benefits to you in your lifetime.

Donor Recognition

When you commit to a planned gift, you are invited to the Smithsonian Legacy Society and the National Museum of American History’s Star-Spangled Banner Society. You will be among the first to learn about new exhibitions, programs, and events at the Museum, and will be invited to VIP events and donor receptions.

Star-Spangled Banner Society

Your Benefits

  • Retain control of your assets during your lifetime.
  • Change your beneficiaries at any time.
  • Provide for loved ones and the NMAH.
  • Make a gift in honor or memory of someone.
  • Leave a gift of any size.

Where Are You With Your Plan?

We can help with a no-obligation, private consultation on the impact your estate plan will have preserving our nation’s history. Please let us know where your plan is today.

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Ways to Give

  • Work with your attorney to add a gift in your will or living trust.
  • Designate NMAH as beneficiary of a percentage of your retirement plan, savings or brokerage account, or life insurance policy.
  • Make a donation of cash or securities to benefit NMAH through a simple exchange for fixed payments for life.

Contact Us

We would be happy to illustrate how your gift makes an impact at the Museum. Simply contact Stephanie Johnson at or (202) 633-0398.