Smithsonian Founder James Smithson

Smithsonian Research Associate Heather Ewing talked about the life of English scientist James Smithson, the founding donor of the Smithsonian… read more

Smithsonian Research Associate Heather Ewing talked about the life of English scientist James Smithson, the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution. She described how Smithson’s enlightenment ideals and desire for public access to scientific findings led to the insitution’s founding. Ms. Ewing is the author of, The Lost World of James Smithson. This event was hosted by the Maryland Historical Society. close

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Smithsonian Founder James Smithson

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Program ID:
470039-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Mar 28, 2020 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 05, 2020 | 8:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Mar 28, 2020 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 29, 2020 | 4:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 05, 2020 | 8:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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