Construction Begins on NMAI's Cultural Resources Center, 1996

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Construction of the National Museum of the American Indian's Cultural Resources Center begins in September, 1996. Located in Suitland, Maryland, the Center has three purposes: to house, protect, and care for the more than 800,000 objects in its collection; to serve as the focal point for research, community service, and outreach; and to support the Museum's facilities on the National Mall and in New York City. The opening is planned for 1999. Funding is provided in part by the Kresge Foundation; Clark Construction Group, Inc. is the general contractor for the project.


  • Clark Construction Group, Inc
  • Kresge Foundation
  • Cultural Resources Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annals of the Smithsonian Institution 1997. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Archives, 2000, pp. 22, 57.

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


September, 1996


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  • Ethnology
  • Building
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  • Indians of North America


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