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Henry Statue Turned to Face Mall Museums

Henry Statue Turned to Face Mall Museums
May 24, 1965
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Box 93, "Joseph Henry" Office of Public Affairs News Release 5/26/1965.
In preparation for the bicentennial celebrations of James Smithson's birth, Secretary S. Dillon Ripley has the statue of Joseph Henry turned to face out (north) towards the other museums on the Mall. Since the installation of the statue in 1883, the statue of the first Secretary has faced the original building, the Castle. The three-day job of turning the statue is completed on May 24.
Joseph Henry Statue, Memorials, Sculpture, Bicentennial Celebration Commemorating the Birth of James Smithson, Statues
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878, Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
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