The majority of props from television shows that are in the Smithsonian are in the National Museum of American History. It’s vast collection includes Mr. Roger’s sweater, Archie Bunker’s armchair, Kunta Kinte’s manacles, the 60 Minutes stopwatch, Seinfeld’s “Puffy Shirt”, Julia Child’s Kitchen, the signpost from M*A*S*H, Kermit (and the other Muppets), and more. They won’t all be on view at any given time, but they are in that collection.
But if you are interested in seeing the model of the Enterprise that was used for filming the Star Trek TV show that ran from 1966 to 1969 you will have to head over to the Air and Space Museum. The model is currently located in the very back of the lowest of 3 levels of the museum store.
|The U.S.S. Starship Enterprise
(Photo has been edited to minimize the distraction of
the plastic case surrounding the model,
the overhead florescent lights,
the mirrored ceiling of the display case
and the numerous items for sale on all sides )
|Photo taken from a sign inside the display case|
The National Air and Space Museum is one of my favorite museums and although I spent a couple of hours dragging Jimmy around to see my favorite exhibits (and took a bunch of pictures), the rest of the museum ended up being cut from my A to Z posts.