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Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Object; Event; Medium: Photographic print
Photographic print
Group, candid
Washington (D.C.)
September 15, 1967
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
More information about the opening of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum can be found in the Annual Report for 1968. A copy can also be found in Accession 97-003, Box 1.
Secretary S. Dillon Ripley (1964-1984) and unidentified children with "Uncle Beazley," the dinosaur (Triceratops) used in the film "The Enormous Egg," at the opening of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum on September 15, 1967. Uncle Beazley was placed in the parking lot adjoining the Carver Theater, the site of the first Anacostia Museum. The museum, located at 1901 Fort Place, S.E., Washington, D.C, is now known as the Anacostia Community Museum. Uncle Beazley was later moved to the Mall in front of the National Museum of Natural History and then to the National Zoological Park.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9538, Box 1: John Kinard Oral History Interview
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
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Standard number:
91-521 or 68-2589
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No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div