Secrets of the Smithsonian with Nancy E. Gwinn

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Secrets of the Smithsonian

with Nancy E. Gwinn
Director, Smithsonian Libraries

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Shiley Special Events Suite
San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

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6:00 PM Reception | 7:00 PM Program

Complimentary first two hours of parking

Did you know the Smithsonian once received a book said to be bound in human skin? Or that a Smithsonian scientist donated his own skeleton, together with that of his Irish Wolfhound, for research? These are among the many curious tales embedded in America’s national museum—a place where curators, librarians, and researchers make surprising discoveries every day.

Please be our guest as Dr. Nancy Gwinn, director of the Smithsonian Libraries, presents a fascinating talk on the “Secrets of the Smithsonian.”

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Sponsored by
Elizabeth and Dene Oliver
Amy Threefoot and Horacio Valeiras