Birthday Party on the Mall Crowd Enjoying Concert, by Long, Eric, 1996, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, As part of the Birthday Party on the Mall celebration of the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary, August 10, 1996, a stage was set up on the National Mall and a huge crowd is enjoying a concert. The Smithsonian Institution Building is visible in the background as well as a portion of the Arts and Industries Building..