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Summary

President William Milliken of American Association of Museums and Secretary Leonard Carmichael of SI open the newly modernized American Indian Hall as part of 50th anniversary of AAM.

Subject

  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Photos of the new exhibits, which include figure groups created by William Henry Holmes (some for the Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago), are included in the report.
  • Annual Report of the United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1955, p. 2
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1955, p. 2, 4, 31

Contact information

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

Date

June 2, 1955

Topic

  • Openings
  • Architecture
  • Historians
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Ethnology
  • Exhibitions
  • Indians of North America
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction

Place

North America

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