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S. Dillon Ripley & "Uncle Beazley"

S. Dillon Ripley & "Uncle Beazley"
Anacostia Community Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
September 15, 1967
More information about the opening of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum can be found in the Annual Report for 1968. A copy can also be found in Accession 97-003, Box 1.
Secretary S. Dillon Ripley (1964-1984) and unidentified children with "Uncle Beazley," the dinosaur (Triceratops) used in the film "The Enormous Egg," at the opening of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum on September 15, 1967. Uncle Beazley was placed in the parking lot adjoining the Carver Theater, the site of the first Anacostia Museum. The museum, located at 1901 Fort Place, S.E., Washington, D.C, is now known as the Anacostia Community Museum. Uncle Beazley was later moved to the Mall in front of the National Museum of Natural History and then to the National Zoological Park.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9538, Box 1: John Kinard Oral History Interview
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Secretaries, African Americans, Children, Dinosaurs, Exhibitions, Museum visitors, New Museums, Openings, Secretariats, Uncle Beazley, Museums, Theaters
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-, Anacostia Community Museum, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Washington (D.C.)
Photographic print, Group, candid, Object, Event
Local Number:
91-521 or 68-2589
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Object; Event; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!9158~!0#focus
S. Dillon Ripley & "Uncle Beazley"

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