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Docent Appreciation Day, by Hofmeister, Richard K, 1974, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 74-4528-7.

May 27, 1981

Docent Abby Holtz receives a fifteen-year award pin for her service to the National Museum of American History. She is the first docent to serve the Smithsonian Institution for this length of time.More

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