Longstanding friends and supporters of the Smithsonian institution Augustus “Gus” Miller and his wife, Deanne Miller, established the Augustus and Deanne Miller Acquisitions Fund for the American Experience in 2011.
The Smithsonian articulates the American Experience through its’ museums with the help of the Libraries’ collections. “The history of our country and its growth is very important to future generations and the world. Deanne and I feel it is imperative that we protect our collections for the future. What better place than the Smithsonian,” says Gus.
Gus served as chair of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board, steering the Libraries through a very successful capital campaign. He also served on the Smithsonian National Board, of which he was a member from 2001-2006. A collector of fine art and rare books, Mr. Miller was Chairman of the board of the Chrysler Museum, and a member of the boards of the Virginia Marine Science Museum, Towne Bank, and the Old Dominion University Real Estate Board.