Today in Smithsonian History: June 26, 1967

Diving, Underwater exploration, Smithsonian Institution--Employees, Exhibitions

Workers install diving suits and other apparatus in the Hall of Armed Forces History exhibit on underwater exploration, which is not actually underwater. (Photographer unknown, as featured in the Torch, June 1967)

June 26, 1967 The Underwater Exploration section of the Hall of Armed Forces History opens in the Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. The exhibition explores the study of historic underwater sites and trade routes in the Western Hemisphere, Spanish-American treasure, the history of diving, modern methods of diving and of locating wrecks, and surveying, measuring, and recovery. techniques. Display objects come from sites dating as early as 1595. The use of diving techniques in various disciplines and new deep-diving research are presented in photographs and models.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives

Posted: 26 June 2017
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