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The National Museum of American History & Brightest Young Things Present:
We The Party People
JFK 100
A July 4th Weekend National Museum of American History After Hours!
Ask Not What Your Party Can Do For You- Ask What You Can Do For Your Party

July 1st, 7:00pm – 11:00pm @ National Museum of American History
Tickets on sale now!

Happy Birthday Mr. President / America!

The National Museum of American History & BYT are joining forces again for an exclusive tourist-free all-access party-time takeover of the greatest museum in the world. Cause it’s JFKs 100th birthday and it’s the July 4th weekend and we live in Washington DC and we deserve a party.


Purity Ring DJ Set!
(featuring Megan James)

DJ Jonathan Toubin
(New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off)

DJ Kid Congo Powers
(The Gun Club / The Cramps / Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

DJ Little Bacon Bear

+ more talent TBA soon!


OPEN BAR featuring:

SKYY Vodka


 Wild Turkey Bourbon / Appleton Estate Rum

+ cocktails from our friends:

Cafe Saint-Ex + More TBA


Lite bites from our friends:

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Awkpie, Sospeso, Highline RXR, Franklin Hall + More TBA


Turn on, tune in, and drop out with tons of special objects out of storage
like the Merry Pranksters’ Acid Test sign!

+ Smithsonian history nerds around every corner to get yer infotainment on!


TED-Style lightning talks brought to you by the Washington Post:
Claire Jerry—JFK: A New Speaker for a New Generation
Shannon Perich—JFK through the lens of Richard Avedon
Peter Manseau—Fear of a Catholic President
Steve Olikara—Passing the Torch to a New Generation of Americans
& more TBA!


The epic outdoor terrace!
OM Digital photobooth and Instagram printer!
Face painter / Caricature artist / Roaming performers
Scavenger Hunt with prizes!
Gift shops open!
and endless Instagram opportunities with swank Jackie O gear on display!

Croosh Deets
July 1st, 7:00pm-11:00pm
The National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave NW
Federal Triangle / Smithsonian / Archives


Open bar tickets ON SALE NOW!
This is a 21+ event

As always, there is no dress code, but we recommend:

Peggy Olsen / Don Draper / I dunno, The Rutles?
War & Peace / Hollow Moon / Manson Family
The Beach Boyz / Irish Goodbye / Captain America
Austin Powers / Yankee / Doodle / Dandee
Marilyn Manson MonRoe vs Wade


Our friends:


Skky Vodka / OM Digital / Jackson Pro Audio / Lyft

Brought to you by:

BYT Productions

The National Museum of America History / America Now / BYT Productions

Stay informed:

Look how much fun THIS GUY had last time he partied with us at the NMAH:

America Now is a three-museum collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of American History, and Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is made possible by the generous support of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation. The Washington Post is the media sponsor of America Now.

photo credit
Jackie and John F Kennedy by Richard Avedon, mounted gelatin silver print, January 1961