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The National Museum of American History & BrightestYoungThings.com Present:
A Smithsonian After Hours!
June 18th, 7:00pm-11:[email protected] The National Museum of American History

Limited Quantity Early Bird Discount Tickets on sale now:

Tonight we’re going to party like it’s 1899.
Back then, affiliation with a political party included actual parties. The National Museum of American Histroy & BYT are joining forces to try to bring back these vibes with an exclusive tourist-free all-access party-time takeover of the greatest museum in the world.


DJ Biz Markie!

& more TBA!


Cash bars everywhere serving:

Heineken – the first import beer in America since prohibition!

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OAK by Absolut – a new vodka aged on oak chips just like good ‘ol bourbon!

Wigle Whiskey – a craft whiskey made in from our friends way up north… in Pittsburgh

+ cocktails


Food vendors:


 Red-Apron-evbrite   Dukes

mason-dixie   capital-candy-jar

Founding Farmers / Rito Loco / Red Apron / Duke’s Grocery / Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.Capital Candy Jar


Tons of special objects out of storage
like real US currenty with a (GASP) actual woman on it! #MarthaWashington
+ Smithsonian history nerds around every corner to get yer infotainment on!


TED-Style lightning talks from:
Jon Grinspan, curator and author of The Virgin Vote
Steven Olikara, president of Millennial Action Project
Jessica Dahl, director of Impact Partnerships @ Brigade
+ Ailsa von Dobeneck cooking demo:
The Plate of the Union: Curious Favorites of Presidents Past
& more TBA!


The epic outdoor terrace brought to you by REI
OM Digital photobooth and Instagram printer!
Face painter / Caricature artist / Roaming perfomers
Scavenger Hunt with prizes!
Gift shops open!
+ endless Instagram opportunities with Prince’s guitar!


Croosh Deets
June 18th, 7:00pm-11:00pm
The National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave NW
Federal Triangle / Smithsonian / Archives


Limited qty early bird $20 tickets on sale now!
Price goes up to $25 soon!
Price goes up to $30 day of – but we’ll probably sell out before then!
This is a 21+ event

As always, there is no dress code, but we recommend:
red / white / blue
elephants / donkeys / hillary / bernie / trump / etc
yankee / doodle / dandee
Prince and the American Revolution / The Brian Jamestown Massacre
Chris Columbus (the director) / Lois & Clark / Kristen Whig Party
War On Christmas / War On Drugs / War On 1812


Our friends:





Brigade / Rock The Vote / REI / Heineken / OM Digital / Jackson Pro Audio / Absolut / Wigle / Lyft

Brought to you by:


BYT Productions

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

Stay informed:

Look how much fun we had last time we partied with the Smithsonian:

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 credits
Biz Markie: Jim Mahfood & Live Nation
National Museum of American History Exterior: Jeff Tinsley, Smithsonian