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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

Delivering the "Spirit of St. Louis" to the Smithsonian

April 30, 1928

Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh pilots the Spirit of St. Louis on its last flight from St. Louis to Washington, and turns it over to the Smithsonian. It is placed on public exhibition in the main entrance in Arts and Industries Building of the United States National Museum on May 13, 1928.More