SI Participates in Expositions

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The Smithsonian participates in the Ohio Valley and Central States Exposition in Cincinnati, Ohio (July 4-Oct. 7), and the Marietta Exposition in Marietta, Ohio (July 16-21). Assistant Secretary George Brown Goode is appointed representative of the Smithsonian Institution. The United States Congress appropriates $50,000 to cover expenses of the Smithsonian for participation in these expositions, of which $10,000 is transferred to the Commissioner of Fisheries.


  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • United States Fish Commission
  • United States Congress
  • Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley & Central States (1888 : Cincinnati, Ohio)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 332, 840.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1888 Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1890, p. 60-61.

Contact information

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


July, 1888


  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Marietta Exposition
  • Finance
  • Fairs
  • Exhibitions
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Expositions


  • Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Ohio
  • Marietta (Ohio)

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