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National Museum Draped in Mourning for Secretary Baird

Title:
National Museum Draped in Mourning for Secretary Baird
Date:
August 20, 1887
Notes:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 198, Annual Report of Superintendent of Buildings, USNM, ending December 31, 1887
Summary:
On August 20, 1887, the U.S. National Museum Building is draped in mourning for Spencer F. Baird, second Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, who passed away on August 19th. A naturalist and administrator, Baird had joined the Smithsonian staff in 1850, and also served as Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries. Baird was responsible for the planning and construction of the National Museum building, now known as the Arts and Industries Building
Topics:
Deaths, Secretaries, Secretariats, Museum buildings
Subjects:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887, Arts and Industries Building, United States National Museum
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!249~!0#focus

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