After that, we took in the rest of the museum. lostsatyr was quite interested in the transportation and ship exhibits; I preferred the pop culture and historical ones. We got to see the original Star Spangled Banner (it's now in a "clean room" setting to prevent deterioration), Jim Henson's original Kermit puppet (and the rest of the cast of Sam and Friends), Julie Newmar's Catwoman outfit, Archie Bunker's chair, and Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
There were a lot of other interesting exhibits, including one that followed the history of a house from Colonial times right up until the 1940s. It was very interesting to see how each of the families who lived in that house added their own touches to it, and how it changed over the years.
We also saw Julia Child's kitchen. It seems she preferred to use KitchenAid appliances; I've got a mixer at home much like the one on display, so that was sort of neat to see. :)
There was an exhibit about science and technology through the ages - one of the parts of that was a reproduction of a model home from the 1950s in California. They had some advertisements for DDT, extolling how good it was for plants. As I was saying to lostsatyr, my, how times have changed since then! :)
After spending the day at the Museum, we rode the Metro into Chinatown for some very good Japanese food, and then returned to the hotel.
Tomorrow, Renn Faire!