NHB West Court Project Completed

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Summary

The Naturalists' Center opens as the final phase of the West Court project at the National Museum of Natural History, Natural History Building. The three levels of the facility house a museum shop, book store, lounge and dining rooms for the public, employees, and members of the Associate programs. Also located in the court is a Naturalists' Center where amateur naturalists study specimens and consult with Smithsonian staff members.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Naturalist Center
  • Smithsonian Associates, The )

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1977, p. 4
  • Torch, 12/1976, p. 6
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology"

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

December 4, 1976

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Exhibitions
  • Buildings
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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