Bird Hall Opens, Natural History

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The new Bird Hall of the National Museum of Natural History opens to the public. It was designed by birds curator Herbert Friedmann as part of the Exhibits Modernization Program.


  • Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987
  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1956, p. 4

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


March 22, 1956


  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Exhibitions
  • Birds
  • Buildings
  • Ornithology
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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