In Tribute...Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-87) Secretary Smithsonian Institution 1878-87

May 4, 1978 – Closed

Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)
1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

Great Hall, East End

Specimens collected by Spencer Fullerton Baird; his collecting kit, pen knife, and traveling ink well; manuscripts; and photographs reveal his accomplishments as a naturalist and as the second Secretary of the Smithsonian. On view to commemorate the100th anniversary of his election as Secretary.

A statue of Baird by Leonard Baskin is on view in the Haupt Garden outside the west entrance to the Arts & Industries Building.