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Aug 11 Aerial Photograph of the National Mall on August 10, 1996

Aug 11 Smithsonian Celebrates 150th Anniversary

 

Aug 11 Smithsonian Celebrates 150th Anniversary

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Year: 
1996
Month: 
august
Day: 
11
Date: 
Sun, 1996-08-11

The Smithsonian Institution celebrates it 150th Anniversary with a Birthday Party on the Mall on August 10-11, 1996. The festivities include 23 pavilions which stretched from 3rd Street to 14th Street and represented all the museums and several research facilities and offices; the Smithsonian 150th commemorative coin is unveiled; the new Castle tower bell is dedicated and rung for the first time; the evening of the 10th there is a concert and fireworks over the Castle and the Washington Monument.