History Museum Photos

History Museums trace the settlement, life, industries and notable events of the people in a specific regions. These museums trace these histories using a mixture of artifacts and displays. This index page is limited to general history museums. Categories of history museums dedicated to specific topics (autos, rail, ships, etc.) are linked at the bottom of this page. House Museums indexes are in prep.

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Mobile Museum, Mobile, AL Facade of Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL Art Deco mural of Discovery & Building, Fort Louis at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL Etching of Battle of Mobile Bay at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL
Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ Native baskets in Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ Painted horse in Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ
Arkansas Old State House Museum Old Arkansas State House. Little Rock, AR Seal of the Confederate States of America showing George Washington in Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR Faubus for President campaign button in Old State House Museum. Little Rock, AR
Gold Rush History Center, Sacramento, CA Gold Rush History Center, Sacramento, CA Gold nugget at Gold Rush History Center. Sacramento, CA Native American Maidu storage basket at Gold Rush History Center. Sacramento, CA
Oakland Museum of California Maidu native cooking basket at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA La Reina Rialto Orange Co. of San Bernardino, CA label at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA Apple Macintosh at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles County Historical & Art Museum building. Los Angeles, CA T-Rex & Triceratops statue before Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA Painting of Don Antonia Maria Lugo at Los Angeles County Natural History Museum
Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO Colorado Historical Society Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO Pueblo ceramic black-on-white canteen at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO Conestoga-style wagon by A. Hirsh of Lancaster County Pennsylvania at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Presidential Objects
Presidential China
Ceramics
Fire Hat
Transport
Maritime History
Eire Canal
Smithsonian National Museum of American History on National Mall. Washington, DC Portraits of George & Martha Washington by John Trumbull at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC Conestoga Wagon had curved bottoms to keep goods from sliding off the ends at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC
Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee, FL Portrait of Creek chief Tustennuggee Emathla by J.T. Bowen published by F.W. Greenough of Philadelphia in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL Worked gold plate recovered from Spanish shipwreck in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL Souvenir orangeware tea service in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL
Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami, FL Portrait of Zachary Taylor at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL Portrait of Anne Perrine at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL Fresnel lens (1857) from Carysfort Reef Lighthouse at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.
Lightner Museum & Alcazar Hotel, St Augustine, FL Lightner Museum in old Alcazar Hotel. St Augustine, FL Iridescent glass bowl with dragonflies by Louis Comfort Tiffany at Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL Swan rocking chair at Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL
Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, FL Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, FL Porcelain decorated with oranges in Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, FL Ku Klux Klan hood in racial intolerance section of Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, FL
Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA Log corncrib with half-dovetail notching at Atlanta Historical Museum. Atlanta, GA Swan House grounds of Atlanta Historical Society's Museum. Atlanta, GA Civil War wing in Atlanta Historical Society Museum. Atlanta, GA
Savannah History Museum, GA Savannah History Museum, GA Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia at Savannah History Museum, GA World War I era dental instruments at Savannah History Museum, GA
Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID Uniform of type worn by Lewis &  Clark at Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID
Native knife with beaded hilt of Kodiak bear jaw at Museum of Idaho. Idaho Falls, ID
Chicago Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL Pediment detail of Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL Conestoga wagon at Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL Front end of Burlington Route Zephyr at Museum of Science & Industry. Chicago, IL
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN Cord L-29 Sedan in Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN Model of ancient creature in Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines, IA State Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA Civil War drum at Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA Iron lung at Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA
Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Wichita, KS Former Wichita City Hall now Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS Buffalo painting by Coy Avon Seward at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS Wichita Air Capital emblem at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS
Louisiana State Museum, Baton Rouge, LA Entrance courtyard of Louisiana State Museum. Baton Rouge, LA Huey P. Long tombstone used until his body reburied in State Capitol lawn at Louisiana State Museum. Baton Rouge, LA Detail of Mardi Gras costume with pelican & chicks at Louisiana State Museum. Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State Museum in Cabildo, New Orleans, LA Cabildo now houses Louisiana State Museum. New Orleans, LA Portrait of Marianne Celeste Dragon by school of Salazar, artist of Louisiana's Spanish Colonial period at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA Cotton is King exhibition souvenir (1885) at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Museum 1850 House, New Orleans, LA Entrance of 1850 House in Lower Pontalba Building on Jackson Square. New Orleans, LA Wood carving details of bed in 1850 House Museum. New Orleans, LA
Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME Side view of Runabout made in Maine by Hollon Rawnsley in Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME Ceramic containers by Ballard & Brothers, Gardener, ME, in Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME
Michigan Library & Historical Center, Lansing, MI Michigan Library & Historical Center, Lansing, MI Polaris Ring sculpture at Michigan Library & Historical Center, Lansing, MI Pool in courtyard of Michigan Library & Historical Center, Lansing, MI
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN Minnesota History Center. St. Paul, MN Punch bowl at used at 1848 Territorial Convention at Minnesota History Center. St. Paul, MN Winter Carnival snowman & scarves at Minnesota History Center. St. Paul, MN
Mississippi State History Museum, Jackson, MS Old Mississippi State Capitol, now State History Museum, Jackson, MS Quilt at Museum of Mississippi History. Jackson, MS Civil Rights buttons at Museum of Mississippi History. Jackson, MS
Missouri History Museum, St Louis, MO Emerson Electric Center of Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO St. Louis World's Fair Art Nouveau poster at Missouri History Museum Portrait of Cadet Charles Lindbergh at Missouri History Museum
Missouri State Capitol History Museum, Jefferson City, MO Neoclassical features of Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO Meriwether Lewis Governor of Louisiana Territory portrait at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO Concord-style Des Moines Palmyra mail coach in History Hall at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO
Montana Historical Society Museum, Helena, MT Sculpted bison skull at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT Cree octopus bag at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT Ore cart at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT
Museum of Nebraska History, Lincoln, NE Museum of Nebraska History, Lincoln, NE Plate with Second Nebraska State Capitol at Museum of Nebraska History. Lincoln, NE Commemorative hammer used to drive last nail of women's building of 1893 World's Columbian Exposition at Museum of Nebraska History. Lincoln, NE
Durham Western Heritage Museum in Omaha Union Station, NE Durham Western Heritage Museum occupies old Omaha Union Station, Omaha, NE Mural of cattle drive in Omaha Union Station, Omaha, NE Union Pacific lounge car bar at Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, NE
New Mexico Museum of History, Santa Fe, NM Palace of the Governors New Mexico's former capitol is now the New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM Facial detail of Kit Carson who arrived in Taos in 1826 portrait by Gerald Cassidy at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM Map showing alternate plan (1862) to divide New Mexico & Arizona horizontally at New Mexico History Museum.
 Santa Fe, NM
Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Albuquerque, NM Wall & window architecture at Albuquerque Museum. Albuquerque, NM Freeing a wagon detail of La Jornada sculpture at Albuquerque Museum. Albuquerque, NM European arms & armor (1490-1600) at Albuquerque Museum. Albuquerque, NM.
Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV Nevada State Museum in former Carson City Mint building. Carson City, NV Degikup Native American basket by Datsolalee at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV Little Chief slot machine with spinning arrow by Fey at Nevada State Museum. Carson City, NV
Museum of the City of New York, NY Museum of the City of New York Statue of Robert Fulton at Museum of the City of New York Omnibus pull toy at Museum of the City of New York
Cleveland History Center (Western Reserve Historical Society), Cleveland, OH Detail of Man's Conquest of the Elemental Forces of Nature mural by J. Scott Williams & Daniel Boza at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH Cleveland Indians baseball team neon sign at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH Portrait of Hamilton Utley Family by William Lawrence Utley at Cleveland History Center. Cleveland, OH
Canton Historical Museum, Canton, OH Canton Glass butter dish Jumbo pattern at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH Rotary book & shelving units made by local Canton company at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH Antique advertising sign for Buckeye Grain & Grass Cutting Machines of Canton, OH at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, OK Kiowa beaded Moccasins at Oklahoma History Center. Oklahoma City, OK WKY color TV camera (1954) at Oklahoma History Center. Oklahoma City, OK
Astoria History Museum, Astoria, OR Astoria Heritage Museum in former City Hall, Astoria, OR Traditional Makah cedar rain hat in Astoria Heritage Museum, Astoria, OR Japanese fan at Astoria Heritage Museum, Astoria, OR
Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA William Penn statue at Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA Delaunay-Bellville town at Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell, SD Tower of Farwell Methodist Church at Dakota Discovery Museum. Mitchell, SD Head of Meriwether Lewis sculpture at Dakota Discovery Museum. Mitchell, SD Gunfighter at Big Nugget Hotel for book called Bonanza Gulch at Dakota Discovery Museum. Mitchell, SD
Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin, TX Lone star before Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX Cowboys on Texas Centennial Exposition poster at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX Scene of Astronaut saluting U.S. flag on moon landing at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX
Mormon History Museum, Salt Lake City, UT Family History Library on Temple Square. Salt Lake City, UT Pioneer log home at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT Mormon handcart sculpture at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT
Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, VT Pavilion Building of Vermont History Museum. Montpelier, VT War of 1812 era military uniform & sword at Vermont History Museum. Montpelier, VT Warren family portrait at Vermont History Museum. Montpelier, VT
Vermont History Museum, Barre, VT Former Spaulding Graded School now Vermont History Center. Barre, VT Driver detail of Barre's Firehouse Weathervane at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT Fan of feathers, Baltimore Oriel body, birch bark & porcupine quills by unknown Indian tribe at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT
Virginia Historical Society Museum, Richmond, VA Museum of Virginia History in Battle Abbey of Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA Europeanized portrait of Pocahontas at Museum of Virginia History, Richmond, VA Wurlitzer jukebox at Museum of Virginia History, Richmond, VA
Norfolk History Museum, Norfolk, VA Willoughby-Baylor House  now Norfolk History Museum. Norfolk, VA Painting of Bombardment of Forts Hatteras by U.S. Fleet at Norfolk History Museum Punch cigar store figure at Norfolk History Museum
Washington History Museum, Tacoma, WA Washington History Museum, Tacoma, WA I.W.W. (Wobbly) union stickers (1915-40) at Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA Fish butchering machine for salmon cannery at Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA
West Virginia State Museum, Charleston, WV West Virginia State Museum Cultural Center. Charleston, WV Mine cart at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV Pitcher by Paden City Pottery of Wetzel & Tyler Co., WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV
Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, WY Entrance to Wyoming State Museum. Cheyenne, WY
HR MacMillan Space Centre & Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC Cast concrete HR MacMillan Space Centre & Vancouver Museum with Crab sculpture. Vancouver, BC Haida woven hat with painted frog design at Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC Antique kitchen at Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB Minke Whale skeleton at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB Painting of Coureur-de-bois by Cornelius Krieghoff at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB Porcelain tea pots (Chinese Qing dynasty) at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB
Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, SK Royal Saskatchewan Museum over prairie garden. Regina, SK Plains Cree horned headdress at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK Giant Bison skeleton went extinct about 21,000 years ago at Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Regina, SK
Historical Museum of City of Vienna, Austria Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria Viennese locksmith sign at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria Giraffe piano by Joseph Anton Knam of Vienna at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria

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