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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

Exterior of Renwick Gallery (19th c.)

March 25, 1969

The Renwick Gallery is added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Gallery building, designed by architect James Renwick, originally housed the Corcoran Gallery of Art and later the U.S. Court of Claims.More