Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid, Spain, by J. Laurent and C. Madrid, October 31, 1892 - January 31, 1893, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Collections on display at the Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid, Spain. The Smithsonian prepared an extensive history and ethnology display from the U.S. National Museum and Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, George Brown Goode, served on the U.S. Commission for the exposition..