Every Collection has a Story. The Archives holds records that document the Smithsonian’s people, events, buildings, and research. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of the history of American experience, scientific exploration, and international cultural understanding.

Smithsonian Centennial Exhibit, NCFA

September 25, 1946

The Smithsonian Centennial Exhibit closes at the U.S. National Museum.  The exhibit, which opened August 10, 1946, is located in the lower level of the north hall of the Museum. The exhibit includes about fifty objects honoring those who contributed to the National Collections.

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