Smithsonian Metro Station Formally Opens

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Summary

The Smithsonian Metro Station formally opens on the Mall at 12th Street. Metro General Manager Theodore Lutz presents Charles Blitzer with a "farecard" for inclusion in the National Museum of History and Technology transportation collection. On June 17 there is a guided tour for SI staffers, attended by 685 people.

Subject

  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • The station opens to the public on July 1, 1977, but the formal opening is held on July 4, 1977.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1977, p. 11
  • Torch, 8/1977, p. 1, 5, 8

Contact information

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

Date

July 4, 1977

Topic

  • Smithsonian Metro Station
  • Gifts

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