The Orientation Theater
Diplomacy furthers our national interests, shapes our nation’s history, and benefits every American. Broad in scope, diplomacy is practiced by specialized professionals and by citizen diplomats just like you. In this theater, a brief film will introduce, through images and dramatic film footage, the meaning, purpose, importance, and impact of diplomacy.
Diplomacy is Relationships
Our bilateral relationships are the foundation of U.S. diplomacy. Each relationship is unique. Each is important to furthering American interests and values. Through this display and interactive kiosk, visitors will explore our diplomatic relations worldwide.
Diplomacy is Everywhere
Our diplomats work around the world and around the clock on issues that matter to all Americans. This digital display includes a world map showing the locations of U.S. diplomatic posts around the world.
Diplomacy Is Our Mission
Diplomats serve our nation through their efforts to ensure security, increase prosperity, promote democracy, and sustain development efforts worldwide. In this exhibit, visitors will explore the global issues central to modern diplomacy.
The Spokesperson’s Podium
The Spokesperson’s Podium offers visitors the rare opportunity to “be the spokesperson” at a Department of State press briefing. In addition to reinforcing the importance of information exchange to diplomacy, the exhibit allows visitors to take pictures inside the museum and share them on social media.
Hall 2: The History of American Diplomacy