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Smithsonian

  • Cockpit USA Culture Fix: National Museum of American History

    With a company history and style immersed in history, here at Cockpit USA we often find ourselves getting more clued up and in the know by getting lost at museums. An all round favorite of ours is the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Located in Washington DC, the museum is home to over 3 million artifacts and is dedicated to preserving and honoring our proud American past (something we have in common!) From the original Star-Spangled Banner to Abraham Lincoln’s top hat and Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.”, this building truly holds all our national treasures! Also under the same roof is a section close to our hearts and a source of great inspiration for our collections - the Division of Armed Forces History. Charting the history of the U.S. military through an endless display of flags, uniforms, specific insignias to name a few, this section will have you occupied for hours!

  • See America: Smithsonian Institution

    It's officially still summer. The grill is still out and the kids are making the most of the final leg of their vacation from school. What better way to keep them entertained than with a day at the world's largest museum. By museum, we don't mean a decrepit building containing dust covered fossils and old bones - oh no, we're talking about the Smithsonian complex. An organization of epic proportions, the Smithsonian is comprised of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Explore all aspects of our world and beyond at the Air and Space museum, take in all American art at the aptly named American Art museum or get up close and personal with giant pandas and Sumatran tigers at the National Zoological Park. Whatever you decide to go for, know for sure that all you see and experience makes up yet another great aspect of the heritage we at Cockpit USA are so proud of.

  • America On The Move

    Who knew getting from 'A' to 'B' would be this interesting? An ongoing exhibition entitled 'America On The Move'  delves into the country's transportation archives, unearthing impressive artefacts and exploring the way modes of travel have changed life as we know it today. Housed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C., the exhibit itself takes visitors on a scenic journey which features the first car driven across the U.S., a 92-foot-long Southern Railway locomotive and a 40-foot belt of the famous Route 66 amongst many other sights through the 19 historic settings which map the evolution of transit history. This captivating look at how business, society and cultural history has changed in accordance to the nation's ever changing transportation system is certainly a sight not to be missed for automobile fanatics.

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