Docent (NMNH) Gina Pragan - 90 Years Young

ID: SIA2010-1577 and 91-8987-12A

Creator: Tsantes, John

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1991

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2

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Summary

Natural History docents threw a party in the Associates Court Dining Room for weekday Highlights Docent Gina Pragan, who turned 90 on June 20. Pictured are: Gina Pragan (front row, second from right) with, from left, Docent Barbara Demers, Assistant Director for Education Laura McKie, Education Specialist Rebecca Mead (with beads), Docent Helen Heard & a host of other well-wishing docents and staffers. Pragan came into the program in 1975, when she was recruited with other volunteers who could speak various languages for the expected influx of foreign visitors during the Bicentennial. Pragan, a native of Poland, speaks Polish and German. She has stayed on ever since, giving tours in English that cover the whole museum and take approximately two hours.

Author

Tsantes, John

Subject

  • Pragan, Gina
  • McKie, Laura
  • Demers, Barbara
  • Mead, Rebecca
  • Heard, Helen
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in Torch, January 1992 Supplement

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2

Contact information

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

Date

1991

Restrictions & Rights

Unknown

Topic

  • Volunteers
  • Museum docents
  • Volunteer workers in museums
  • Associates Court Dining Room

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-1577 and 91-8987-12A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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