The View From the Castle: Smithsonian Institution prepares to mark the nation's 200th birthday in 1976 with new ideas embodied in new exhibits

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley discusses future plans for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution celebration in the United States. The Institution's role in the celebration as well as many projects, such as the openings of new museums and future exhibits, are highlighted.


  • American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Bicentennial of the American Revolution
  • Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 2, no. 7 (Journal)

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


  • October 1971
  • 19th century


  • Anniversaries
  • Museum openings
  • Castle View
  • Exhibitions
  • History
  • Bicentennial Park


United States

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