Unveiling of NMNH Fossil Halls

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Summary

The dinosaurs are unveiled in the new National Museum of Natural History fossil halls. They had been shrouded in plastic for almost three years while work was done on the halls to rearrange the exhibits for better viewing, addition of new textual information, and integration with other displays. New attractions, including a model of a pterosaur, were also unveiled.

Subject

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," December 1981, p. 1.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1982. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 91.

Contact information

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

Date

December 4, 1981

Topic

  • Dinosaurs
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Exhibitions
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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