Opening of Armed Forces History Hall

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Summary

Armed Forces History Hall opens in the Museum of History and Technology. It features the 55-foot gun-boat, "Philadelphia," which was recovered from the waters of Lake Champlain virtually intact. This is the oldest and most complete artifact associated with the naval history of the Revolution. Among the exhibits relating to the Army were George Washington's heaquarters tent and General Sheridan's horse, Winchester. The section on the Army was set up under the supervision of Edgar Howell, curator of military history.

Subject

  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, "The Torch," July 1965, p. 1.

Contact information

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

Date

July 3, 1965

Topic

  • Openings
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Armed Forces History Hall
  • Military
  • Military history

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