Hall of the World of Mammals Opens in MNH

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Hall of the World of Mammals opens at the Museum of Natural History, illustrating "biological principles." Henry W. Setzer was the curator in charge of the hall, Rolland Hower supervised the exhibits staff of the Natural History Laboratory, and Thomas Baker was the designer. The taxidermy work was supervised by Watson M. Perrygo, the mural was painted by Art Smith, and Robert C. Hogue painted the backgrounds of the habitat groups.


  • Baker, Thomas
  • Hogue, Robert C
  • Hower, Rolland O
  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • Setzer, Henry W
  • Hall of the World of Mammals (Exhibition)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch gives date as November 24.
  • Torch, 12/1959, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1960, p. 39

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


November 23, 1959


  • Taxidermy
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions

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