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Joseph Henry, First Secretary of the Smithsonian
JHPE Joseph Henry, First Secretary of the Smithsonian
Albany Academy Where Joseph Henry Taught
JHPE Albany Academy Where Joseph Henry Taught
Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle"
JHPE SIB, SIA2011-1448
Dorothea Lynde Dix
Dorothea Lynde Dix
Henry Family on the Smithsonian Grounds
Henry Family on the Smithsonian Grounds

Take a look back in time to the life of the first Smithsonian Secretary, physicist Joseph Henry (1797-1878), his family and colleagues, and the world he lived in.

 

Today in Smithsonian History

Milo C. Beach, by Unknown, 1986, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 96-1381.

February 21, 1984

Milo C. Beach, chair of the Department of Art at Williams College, is named director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, a component of the Center for African, Near Eastern, and Asian Cultures.More