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Today in Smithsonian History: October 11, 1975

America: Continent and Culture," in the National Museum of Natural History. From left: Susan Wallace, Dr. Geoffrey Conrad, Tom Thill, and Steven Makovenyi. (Photo by Vincent Connolly, as featured in the Torch, December 1975

Last-minute adjustments being made by staff members before the opening of the new exhibit, “South America: Continent and Culture,” in the National Museum of Natural History. From left: Susan Wallace, Dr. Geoffrey Conrad, Tom Thill, and Steven Makovenyi. (Photo by Vincent Connolly, as featured in the Torch, December 1975 )

October 11, 1975 South America: Continent and Culture, a new permanent exhibit hall, opens at the National Museum of Natural History, the second of the reconstructed exhibit halls. It presents an ecological view of the diverse cultures of South America.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


Posted: 11 October 2016
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