Children's Room Opens in SI Building

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Summary

The Children's Room is created by Secretary Samuel P. Langley and opens on the first floor of the south tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building. The room is altered to increase its light and cheerfulness. The purpose of the collection is to satisfy the inquisitiveness of children, inspire them with a love of nature, and to stimulate the development of other such collections in the country.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Children's Room

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Field, Cynthia R., Richard E. Stamm, and Heather P. Ewing. The Castle: An Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993, p. xii, 126-129, 132.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1899. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1899, p. 8.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1900. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1901, p. 19.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1901. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1902, p. 53-54.

Contact information

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

Date

1901

Topic

  • Education
  • Secretaries
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Children
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museum techniques
  • Museum visitors

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