First Smithsonian Staff Picnic Held

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The first Smithsonian Staff Picnic is organized by the Smithsonian Community Committee and held on the Mall on July 2, 2002. The picnic used the tents and food concessions for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Entertainment was provided by Smithsonian staff, including blue grass, Mariachi, gospel and blues groups.


  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Smithsonian Community Committee
  • Smithsonian Staff Picnic
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian "Torch," August 2002, p. 7, SI Archives, RU 371.

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


July 2, 2002


  • Folk festivals
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Picnicking
  • Special events
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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