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Article aimed at children on the new Children's Room designed for the Smithsonian Institution Building. Details the role of Secretary Samuel P. Langley in creating the Children's Room and describes the cases and displays in detail. Includes photographs of the room.


  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Children's Room
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


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Adapted by the author from his article in St. Nicholas Magazine, 28, 11(September 1901): 964-973; also printed: New York: Century Co., 1901.

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Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1901 (Book)

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




  • Education
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Children's museums
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Photographs

Physical description

pp. 553-560

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