NPG's First Bicentennial Exhibit Opens

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"In the Minds and Hearts of the People- Prologue to the American Revolution 1760-1774," which was the first of three major Bicentennial exhibitions to be produced by the National Portrait Gallery, opens, and is on display until November 17. An authentic tea chest thrown overboard during the Boston Tea Party was discovered in the possession of a citizen of Texas only five days prior to the opening of the exhibit.


  • Bicentennial of the American Revolution
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • In the Minds and the Hearts of the People: Prologue to Revolution (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Torch, 6/1974, p. 1

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


June 14, 1974


  • Exhibitions
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