May 16, 1983

May 16, 1983 The Museum Support Center, a state-of-the-art Smithsonian collections management facility, opens in Suitland, Maryland. The center will meet the need for proper housing and protection for millions of museum artifacts and specimens. The formal dedication is held on May 16, but Smithsonian staff members were allowed to tour the facility from May 10-13, 1983.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives

Posted: 16 May 2012
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