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Today in Smithsonian History: July 4, 1977

The Smithsonian Metro Station, looking down the escalators to the entrance of the terminal. The station was opened July 4, 1977. The Washington Monument is visible in the background

The Smithsonian Metro Station, looking down the escalators to the entrance of the terminal. (Photo by Richard Hoffmeister, as featured in the Torch, June 1977))

July 4, 1977 The Smithsonian Metro Station formally opens on the National Mall at 12th Street, just east of the Smithsonian Institution Building. Metro General Manager Theodore Lutz presents Assistant Secretary Charles Blitzer with a farecard for inclusion in the transportation collection of the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


Posted: 4 July 2017
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