Mars Inc. Donates US$5 M to Smithsonian Museum of American History Featuring American Enterprise from the 1700s to Present
|Mars Inc., the maker of M&Ms and Milky Way candy|
funds the new Mars Hall of American Business
opening at the Smithsonian's
American Museum of History
in Washington, D.C. in 2015.
The new Mars Hall of American Business is being created in response to a 2002 blue-ribbon commission that concluded that the Smithsonian Museum of American History lacked exhibits on the growth of American capitalism. The new gallery sponsored by Mars Inc. will feature items such as the John Deere's plow; Eli Whitney's cotton gin; Alexander Graham Bell's first telephones; Alfred Bloomingdale's personal credit cards; and Michael Dell's early computers. It will feature a replica of the New York Stock Exchange.
|Mars Inc. is a private company |
headquartered in McLean, Virgnia
For more see:
American Enterprise Exhibit, Smithsonian, American Museum of History (new website highlighting exhibit)
"Mars, Incorporated Funds American Business Exhibition at Smithsonian," Mars Inc. Press Release, 18 July 2012.