Entrance to the Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD, by Hurlbert, Donald E 1954-2015, March 16, 2005, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, The Smithsonian Institution's Museum Support Center, 4210 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland, is about six miles from the museums on the National Mall. The state of the art Support Center has storage areas to house museum collections, as well as conservation and research laboratory facilities for the Smithsonian. The Support Center opened in 1983..