Two Key Smithsonian Figures: Leonard Carmichael and Frank Taylor

December 22, 2010 – TBA

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Artifact Walls near the Mall Entrance Floor Plan

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.