The Instruments of American Excellence exhibit closed on May 12, 2018. This is an archived web site.
A collection of the original instruments by which Americans have achieved extraordinary success.
This unique collection showcases the ordinary means by which Americans from many fields of study have achieved extraordinary things-- the actual "tools" that have shaped the course of this nation's history. Serving to educate and inspire, these items remind us that the actual instruments used by the highest of achievers are not magical or highly unusual, but rather that the attainment of excellence is often achieved only by the imagination and perseverance that personify the American spirit.
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