An Act To amend Public Law 722 of the Seventy-ninth Congress and Public Law 85-935, relating to the National Air Museum of the Smithsonian Institution

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  • Amendments are set forth relating to the National Air and Space Museum Board established under the Smithsonian Institution. The National Air and Space Museum shall memorialize the national development of aviation and space flight; collect, preserve, and display aeronautical and space flight equipment of historical interest and significance; serve as a repository for scientific equipment and data pertaining to the development of aviation and space flight; and provide educational material for the historical study of aviation and space flight. Provisions are noted for the functions of the museum, an annual report to Congress, and loans of equipment for exhibition.
  • The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution is authorized to accept as a gift to the Smithsonian Institution from George H. Stephenson, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a statue of Brigadier General William L. Mitchell and to cause the statue to be erected at a suitable location on the grounds of the National Air and Space Museum. The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution are hereby authorized and directed to prepare plans, including drawings and specifications, and to construct a suitable building for a National Air and Space Museum. Such sums, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the Act, are authorized to be appropriated to the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Mitchell, William 1879-1936
  • Stephenson, George H
  • Board of Regents
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Air Museum (U.S.)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 80 Stat. 310
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large


This Act may be cited as the " National Air Museum Amendments Act of 1965".

Contained within

80 Stat. 310 (1966); Pub. L. No. 89-509 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1967
  • 07/19/1966


  • History museums
  • Finance
  • Aeronautics
  • New Museums
  • Museums
  • Space flight
  • Statues
  • Museum buildings
  • Museum finance
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Sculpture
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • History of Technology
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Gifts
  • Aeronautical museums
  • Space vehicles


Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 310-12

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