Silver Hill Facility Opens for Tours

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On January 11, 1977, the Silver Hill Museum, with several buildings of displays and the restoration facility of the National Air and Space Museum, opens for public tours at Suitland, Maryland.


  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • The Annual Report gives the location of the complex as "Silver Hill, Maryland," when it is actually located on Silver Hill Road in Suitland, Maryland.
  • "Fact Sheet" rev. 7/93 and "The Smithsonian and Flight" rev. 3/93 prepared by the National Air and Space Museum, Office of Public Affairs.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1977, p. 5
  • Torch, 1/1977, p. 1

Contact information

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


January 11, 1977


  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Public programs
  • National Collections
  • Silver Hill Facility (Maryland)
  • Buildings


Suitland (Md.)

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