Congress Passes Centennial Exposition Act

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Summary

Congress passes "An act to provide for celebrating the one hundreth anniversary of American independence by holding an international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil and mine, in the city of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, in the year 1876." The Smithsonian Institution is given primary responsibility for preparing the government's exhibits at this exposition.

Subject

  • United States Congress
  • Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 42, p. 687

Contact information

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

Date

March 3, 1871

Topic

  • Anniversaries
  • Law
  • Exhibitions
  • Legislation

Place

Philadelphia (Pa.)

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