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Summary

The ground is broken for the Museum of History and Technology. The first shovelful of earth is turned by Smithsonian Regent, Sen. Clinton P. Anderson. The building will be completed on January 23, 1964.

Subject

  • Anderson, Clinton Presba
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Board of Regents

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, pp. 193-94.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1959, p. 51.

Contact information

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

Date

August 22, 1958

Topic

  • History museums
  • Architecture
  • Groundbreaking
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Buildings
  • Building

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