An Act to aid and encourage the holding of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition at Nashville, Tennessee, in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and making an appropriation therefor

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The sum of $30,000 is appropriated for buildings for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and $100,000 is appropriated for the purpose of paying the expenses incidental to the exhibit. A board to control the exhibit shall be composed of one member to be detailed by the head of each Executive Department, one by the head of the Smithsonian Institution and National Museum, and one by the head of the United States Fish Commission.


  • Tennessee Centennial Exposition
  • United States Fish Commission
  • United States National Museum


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  • 29 Stat. 477
  • Title 36, Patriotic and National Observances, Ceremonies and Organizations
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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29 Stat. 477 (1896); ch. 1 (Book)

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  • 1897
  • 12/22/1896


  • Anniversaries
  • Museum finance
  • Finance
  • Exhibitions
  • Expenditures, Public


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 477-79

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