Gift in Your Will or Living Trust

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Extend Your Support

You can help the National Museum of American History continue to explore, preserve, and share the complexity of our nation’s past with future generations through a gift to NMAH in your will or living trust. This flexible gift option allows you to support NMAH’s future without parting with assets you may need today. Plus, you maintain the ability to update your gift as life circumstances change. All it takes is one sentence. 

Sample Language for Your Will

I give [____% of the residue of my estate], or [the sum of ________ dollars] to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., for its general purposes [or program].

Your Next Steps

  1. Contact Stephanie Johnson at (202) 633-0398 or for additional information on including a gift to NMAH in your will or living trust.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. Notify us of your gift so we can thank you and welcome you into the Star-Spangled Banner Society.

Contact Us

We would be happy to illustrate how your gift makes an impact at the Museum.

Stephanie Johnson
(202) 633-0398

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