S. Dillon Ripley & "Uncle Beazley"

image for S. Dillon Ripley & "Uncle Beazley"
Category
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.
Summary
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.
Contained within
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, SIHistory@si.edu
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
September 15, 1967
Standard number
91-521 or 68-2589
Author
Unknown
Subject
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Topic
Secretaries
African Americans
Children
Dinosaurs
Exhibitions
Museum visitors
New Museums
Openings
Secretariats
Uncle Beazley
Museums
Theaters
Place
Washington (D.C.)
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Object; Event; Medium: Photographic print
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Type
Photographic print
Group, candid
Object
Event