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May 25 Holding Plans for the Mary Ripley Garden

May 25 Regents Rename East Garden as Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

 

May 25 Regents Rename East Garden as Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

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Year: 
1988
Month: 
may
Day: 
25
Date: 
Wed, 1988-05-25

The Board of Regents renames the East Garden of the Arts and Industries Building "the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden," in honor of the wife of the eighth Secretary S. Dillon Ripley.  Mrs. Ripley established the Smithsonian Women's Committee and was a strong advocate for the development of Smithsonian gardens.