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Today in Smithsonian History: May 22, 1987

Enid A Haupt, Lady Bird Johnson, Enid A. Haupt Garden

Enid A. Haupt (left) and Lady Bird Johnson in the Enid A. Haupt Garden in the South Yard of the Castle, on their way to a celebration being held for Mrs. Johnson in the Arts and Industries Building, April 24, 1988, in honor of her 75th birthday. Mrs. Haupt, a New York philanthropist and noted supporter of horticultural projects, donated funds to build the garden over the underground complex consisting of the National Museum of African Art , Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and S. Dillon Ripley International Center. (Photo by Richard Strauss, as featured in the Torch, June 1988)

May 22, 1987 The Enid A. Haupt Garden opens on a 4.2-acre quadrangle adjacent to the Smithsonian Institution Building and Arts and Industries Building. The garden includes urns, red-brick paths, lampposts and 19th-century-style furnishings; below it is a three-story underground museum, research, and education complex. The garden is named for its donor, Enid Annenberg Haupt, who contributed $3 million toward construction of the garden.

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The Enid A. Haupt Garden and the south facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building (the "Castle) as seen from Independence Avenue.

The Enid A. Haupt Garden and the south facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building (the “Castle) as seen from Independence Avenue. (Photo by Dane Penland)

 


Posted: 22 May 2016
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