As part of National Agriculture Day, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History has launched the Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive to collect and preserve the history of modern agriculture. The initiative will help to prepare new exhibitions at the museum, such as American Enterprise.
Monsanto Company is honored to be a sponsor of the American Enterprise exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The company donated $2 million to support the exhibition.
American Enterprise, scheduled to open in 2015, will be a multimedia experience dedicated to telling the story of business and innovation in the United States, including documenting the important role agriculture has played throughout U.S. history.
“We are all connected to agriculture and the hard work of America’s farmers,” said Tami Craig Schilling, Monsanto technology communications lead. “Agriculture is the foundation on which our country was built and its story continues to be significant. Monsanto is excited to support the National Museum of American History on the development of their exhibit that will honor the innovative and the entrepreneurial spirit in America, including the agricultural industry we’re proud to support every day.”
Anyone who has a story, photo, audio or video related to agriculture can contribute to the Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive. To learn more about the announcement from the National Museum of American History, visit the Smithsonian’s Newsdesk.