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May 16 Aerial View of Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD

May 16 Museum Support Center Opens in Maryland

 

May 16 Museum Support Center Opens in Maryland

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Year: 
1983
Month: 
may
Day: 
16
Date: 
Mon, 1983-05-16

The Museum Support Center, a state-of-the-art Smithsonian collections management facility, opens in Suitland, Maryland. The center will meet the need for proper housing and protection of millions of museum artifacts and specimens. The formal dedication is held on May 16, but Smithsonian staff members were allowed to tour the facility from May 10-13.