Monday, February 9, 2015
Establishment of the Smithsonian Institute 1846
I wasn't aware that Congress established the Smithsonian--I guess I just figured it was a museum. This is a reprinting of the edict to found the museum from land given by one James Smithson.
Does that mean we should be pronouncing it the Smith-Sun-ee-un as opposed to the way most of us do it--Smith-sone-ee-un?