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Nov 13 Centennial Exposition collection

SI Receives Centennial Exhibition Collections

 

SI Receives Centennial Exhibition Collections

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Year: 
1876
Month: 
november
Day: 
13
Date: 
Mon, 1876-11-13

Over the signature of Secretary Joseph Henry, the National Academy of Sciences asks the U.S. President to recommend to Congress the transfer to the Smithsonian at Washington of the Government collection at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia as well as the continued support of the collection. Eventually some twenty railroad cars of materials from the exhibition will be transferred to the Smithsonian.