Henry Statue Turned to Face Mall Museums
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.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Box 93, "Joseph Henry" Office of Public Affairs News Release 5/26/1965.
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
May 24, 1965
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