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Sheryl Kolasinski, Director, Office of Planning and Project Management, 1995–2011, and Deputy Director, Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations, 2011–2012, managed major capital projects and helped maintain safety and security across the Smithsonian. #Groundbreaker
Ruth B. MacManus and Gertrude Brown bonded over their heavy workloads and shared experiences as working women in the Great Depression. Together, they helped improve a publication that does not bear their names: the Smithsonian Scientific Series.
Exhibit case filled with West African knives, shields and axes from an exhibition of the Herbert Ward African Collection in the United States National Museum at the Natural History Building, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, which opened March 1, 1922.
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Dr. Sharon Shaffer, Founding Director, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, 1988–2012, established a museum-based, educational program for young children at the Smithsonian. She also developed trainings and wrote numerous publications for educators. #Groundbreaker
Before the Archives gears up for new projects in 2020, we’re looking back at our accomplishments and highlights in 2019.
Orangutans at National Zoological Park, 1981-1982, by Jessie Cohen.