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Summary

February 19-20. The Smithsonian museums are forced to close for two days because of weather conditions. This was the first time in at least 50 years that the museums were closed for two consecutive days because of weather conditions. The National Zoo is closed February 21, 1979 as well.

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 3/1979, p. 1.

Contact information

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

Date

February 19, 1979

Topic

  • Closings
  • Architecture
  • Snow
  • Winter storms
  • Blizzards
  • Buildings

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