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The United States Congress appropriates $67,000 to the Smithsonian to mount an exhibit at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. Assistant Secretary George Brown Goode notes that one of the effects of the Exhibition is to make clear to U.S. citizens the educational importance of a great national museum. More -
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Wednesday, March 3, 1875
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Smithsonian Institution exhibit at the United States Government Building at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 61, Folder 5, Neg. # SIA-90-7265.