Archeology Hall Remodeled, Opened in NHB

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The new exhibit hall "Highlights of Latin American Archeology" is opened with a special ceremony in recognition of Pan-American Day. The hall (Hall 23) is the first permanent exhibit hall to be completely renovated since the building was opened to the public in 1910. The renovation was begun in 1951 and "presents man's cultural development from his earliest known beginnings in Latin America to the high civilizations of the Inca, Aztec, and Maya."


  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum
  • Highlights of Latin American Archeology (Exhibition) (1954: Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1954, p. 5
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1954, p. 1

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


April 14, 1954


  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • National Collections
  • Building
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

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