Dedication of the Museum of History and Technology of the Smithsonian Institution, January 22, 1964, Volum 62

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Side 11 - I bequeath the whole of my property to the United States of America, \/ to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Side 19 - Bacon would find this new Museum of History and Technology of the Smithsonian Institution to his taste, and to his aims. "For I believe this new Museum will do that which causes us all to celebrate ; it will excite a thirst for knowledge among all the people." The National Collection of Fine Arts opened a magnificent gallery of American art for public exhibition in 1968. The National Collection of Fine Arts, an original Bureau of the Smithsonian Institution, is dedicated to presenting American creative...
Side 22 - Paul Austin, Citizen of Georgia. John Nicholas Brown, Citizen of Rhode Island. William AM Burden, Citizen of New York. Murray Gell-Mann, Citizen of California. Caryl P. Haskins, Citizen of the District of Columbia. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Citizen of Pennsylvania. Thomas J. Watson, Jr., Citizen of Connecticut. James E. Webb, Citizen of the District of Columbia.
Side 14 - Of all the foundations of establishments for pious or charitable uses which ever signalized the spirit of the age or the comprehensive beneficence of the founder, none can be named more deserving of the approbation of mankind than this.
Side 5 - Joint Congressional Committee on Construction of a Building for a Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian Institution.
Side 20 - My earliest predecessor, George Washington, in a letter to the officers of the American Philosophical Society, founded in Philadelphia by Franklin, wrote these words : 'If I have a wish ungratified, it is that the arts and sciences may continue to flourish with increasing lustre.' "The more we understand the meaning of the past, the more we appreciate the winning of the future. "If this Museum did nothing more than illuminate our heritage so that others could see a little better our legacy, however...
Side 6 - Senator Clinton P. Anderson, Regent of the Smithsonian Institution and chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Construction of a Building for a Museum of History and Technology, turned the first shovelful of earth on August 22, 1958, and excavation for the foundations was commenced immediately.
Side 20 - Why not open the historical doors and let the visitors see what kind of people we really are and what sort of people we really come from? They would instantly realize that we were not always the affluent nation, the powerful nation, the fortunate nation. From the exhibits in this Museum, they would learn that the demogogues' dingy slogans around the world have no real basis in fact.
Side 5 - Institution, the Honorable Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States; by the Honorable Clinton P. Anderson, United States Senator from New Mexico, Regent of the Smithsonian Institution...

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