Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Institution is locatit in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Institution
Location within Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Institution is locatit in the US
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution (the US)
EstablishedAugust 10, 1846
LocationWashington, D.C.; Chantilly, Virginie; New York Ceety
Coordinates38°53′20″N 77°01′34″W / 38.889°N 77.026°W / 38.889; -77.026Coordinates: 38°53′20″N 77°01′34″W / 38.889°N 77.026°W / 38.889; -77.026
DirectorDavid J. Skorton, Secretar o the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution (/smɪθˈsniən/ smith-SOE-nee-ən), established in 1846 "for the increase an diffusion o knawledge," is a group o museums an resairch centres admeenistert bi the Govrenment o the Unitit States.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Barlow, William (1847). The Smithsonian Institution, "for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men": An Address on the Duties of Government, in Reference Chiefly to Public Instruction : with the Outlines of a Plan for the Application of the Smithsonian Fund to that Object. B.R. Barlow.