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Two Key Smithsonian Figures: Leonard Carmichael and Frank Taylor

Two Key Smithsonian Figures: Leonard Carmichael and Frank Taylor

December 22, 2010 – TBA

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 1st Floor, Artifact Walls near the Mall Entrance

Images and objects in this case reveal the role of two Smithsonian leaders who championed the creation of the National Museum of American History (originally known as the Museum of History and Technology): Leonard Carmichael (1898–1973), Smithsonian Secretary between 1953 and 1964, and Frank Taylor (1903–2007),  the Museum of History and Technology’s founding director from 1958 to 1968.