Stephenson Bequest for Mitchell Statue

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Summary

The bequest of George H. Stephenson provides for the sculpting of a statue of the air leader Gen. William Mitchell, planned for display in the Aeronautical Hall of Fame, a feature of the proposed National Air Museum. The completed sculpture is unveiled on December 17, 1957, as a climactic feature of the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Air Force. The sculpture is created by artist Bruce Moore.

Subject

  • Mitchell, William 1879-1936
  • Moore, Bruce 1905-1980
  • Stephenson, George H
  • National Air and Space Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1954, p. 75-6
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1957, p. 113
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1958, p. 127

Contact information

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

Date

1954

Topic

  • Benefactors
  • Gifts
  • Artists
  • Special events

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