East Wing Construction Approved by Congress


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The United States Congress appropriates funds for the construction of an east wing and the air-conditioning of the existing Natural History Building (P.L. 86-455).


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States Congress
  • Natural History Building East Wing
  • Natural History Building


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1960. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1961, p. 45.

Contact information

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


May 13, 1960


  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Buildings
  • Building
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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