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May 10 Recreation of "1876: A Centennial Exhibition" in A&I

May 10 SI Restores A&I to its Original Appearance

 

May 10 SI Restores A&I to its Original Appearance

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Year: 
1976
Month: 
may
Day: 
10
Date: 
Mon, 1976-05-10

The Arts and Industries Building is restored as closely as possible to its original appearance to house a recreation of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. Among the notables present at the opening ceremonies for 1876: A Centennial Exhibition are Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger who arrive in the horse-drawn carriage that had carried President Ulysses S. Grant to the 1876 exposition in Philadelphia. The Centennial recreation is one of twenty-three special Bicentennial of the American Revolution exhibitions and projects at the Institution, known collectively as The American Experience. Another highlight is the exhibition A Nation of Nations in the National Museum of American History.