Cliffs of the Upper Colorado River, Thomas Moran, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Memorial/Honor Gifts

Is there an extraordinary person who has made a difference in your life?

Recognize those who have given so much by making a gift to the Smithsonian in their name. Gifts to the Institution made in memory or in honor of someone are listed in the Contributing Members and Friends Reception Center, which is located in the S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

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Society Member Profile

Theron and Nancy Patrick
Springfield, VA

"We have been members of the Smithsonian for 20 years; and being members of the James Smithson Society engages us in unique opportunities. Each encounter is meticulously choreographed for optimum enjoyment. Entering a museum at night, talking to a museum director, walking on the new elephant trail, or going behind 'Staff Only' doors fills us with childlike awe in each new experience. Whatever new experience is presented to us we know it will be incomparable and our expectations will be exceeded."