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History 1961-1990

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY TIMELINE

1963 • The Hall of North American Small Mammals opens on the first floor.

1964  • Hall of Primates opens on the third floor. 

1966 • The Hall of Eastern Woodlands Indians opens on the third floor.

1967 • The Hall of Plains Indians opens on the third floor.

 • The Museum’s exterior is designated an official New York City Landmark.

1968 • Gardner D. Stout becomes President of the Museum.

 • The Hall of African Peoples opens on the second floor.

1970 • The Hall of Mexico and Central America opens on the second floor.

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Margaret Mead


1971 • The Hall of Pacific Peoples opens on the third floor, reopens as Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples in 1984.

1972 • The Frederick H. Leonhardt People Center opens on the second floor.

1974 • TheLouis Calder Laboratory and the Alexander M. White Natural Science Center are completed on the second floor.

1975 • Robert G. Goelet becomes President of the Museum.

 • The Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda on the Museum’s second floor is designated an Interior Landmark.

1976 • The Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals open on the first floor.

1977 • Gallery 3, a special-exhibition space on the third floor, is completed.

• The Hall of Reptiles and Amphibians opens on the third floor.

1980 • The Gardner D. Stout Hall of Asian Peoples opens on the second floor.

1981 • The Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites opens on the first floor.

1983 • The Charles A. Dana Education Wing is completed.

1988 • George D.Langdon, Jr., becomes President of the Museum.

1989 • The Hall of South American Peoples opens on the second floor. The original South American hall opened in 1907 and closed in the 1960s.

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