Marvel Donated Captain America’s Shield to The Smithsonian Museum

By Staff  |  05/16/2018

Chris Evans as Captain America

Following a massive opening for Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel celebrated its success by donating a number of pieces to the Smithsonian.

The donations include one of Captain America's shields and the Russo brothers' on-set director chairs, both being allocated to the National Museum of American History’s Division of Culture and the Arts wing.

Get this museum a shield. Captain America's shield is now in our @amhistorymuseum. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby during World War II to symbolize American ideals and inspire patriotic fervor, Captain America was the alter ego of Steve Rogers. In the "Captain America" films, actor Chris Evans used this shield from 2013 to 2015. (Note: the shield isn't currently on display.)

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This specific shield was created in 2013 and used during the production of 2016's Captain America: Civil War -- one of 45 shields made for the film.

You can check out the full lineup of superhero items at The Smithsonian via their website here.