August 31, 1887

The Smithsonian Institution participates in the Minneapolis Industrial Exposition. Assistant Secretary George Brown Goode appoints William V. Cox, Chief Clerk of the United States National Museum, to take charge of the Smithsonian exhibits.

Posted: 31 August 2010
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