America's Treasures

America's Treasures

From the desk on which Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence to Dorothy's ruby slippers, the National Museum of American History houses many of America's greatest treasures and icons. Learn the stories of how they came to be a part of the museum's collection, and meet the people who have restored some of these treasures.

Thomas Jefferson's Mobile Device

Built by Thomas Jefferson, this laptop desk witnessed some of the greatest pen strokes in history. This desk provided the workspace for the initial drafts of the Declaration of Independence.