When reading old books that alluded to present day, it is always interesting to note how the authors perceived the world of the future. In some cases, they were remarkably accurate, while in others, they were ridiculously far off. This site is the online home of a traveling exhibition of the Smithsonian Institution and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The exhibition "explores the history of the future -- our expectations and beliefs about things to come." Visitors to the Web site can view image galleries for each of the exhibit's four themes, or test their knowledge of the future with a fun online quiz. Several lesson plans presented by the New York Times and a 30-page teacher's guide are also available.