Palm Court Opens, NMAH

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The new Palm Court on the first floor Pendulum Hall of the National Museum of American History opens. The room is a recreation of a turn-of-the-century palm court, complete with an ice cream parlor, and a Mason and Hamlin baby grand reproducing piano. Two exhibits formerly on display elsewhere in the museum, the Stohlman's Confectionary Shop of the 1890's and a 1902 Horn and Hardart Automat, line the walls of the Palm Court.


  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Palm Court (NMAH)
  • Pendulum Hall (MHT)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1984. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 208.

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


May 4, 1984


  • Concessions (Amusements, etc.)
  • Ice cream parlors
  • Exhibitions

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