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Henry Statue Turned to Face Mall Museums

Title:
Henry Statue Turned to Face Mall Museums
Date:
May 24, 1965
Notes:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Box 93, "Joseph Henry" Office of Public Affairs News Release 5/26/1965
Summary:
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
Topics:
Joseph Henry Statue, Memorials, Sculpture, Bicentennial Celebration Commemorating the Birth of James Smithson, Statues
Subjects:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878, Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!1010~!0#focus

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