Home Page of the Smithsonian's First Website

ID: SIA2012-0382

Creator: Smithsonian Institution

Form/Genre: Object

Date: May 8, 1995

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-094, Box 1, Folder SI Home Page Press Kit

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Summary

The Smithsonian Institution's Home Page (www.si.edu) when first launched on the World Wide Web on May 8, 1995. The site is officially opened with a demonstration in House Speaker Newt Gingrich's office. The site contained more than 1,500 electronic pages and contains overviews in Spanish, German, and French. Within the first 24 hours the page received about 100,000 hits.

Author

Smithsonian Institution

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-094, Box 1, Folder SI Home Page Press Kit

Contact information

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

Date

May 8, 1995

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Web sites
  • World Wide Web
  • Internet
  • Smithsonian Home Page

Form/Genre

  • Object
  • Digital Image

ID Number

SIA2012-0382

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 7.4w x 4.7h ; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Digital Image

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