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For those in the Washington D.C. area, there is an event coming up soon that I think some of you might be interested in.

Some of the stuff that will be on exhibit is from the Corbin site, which houses a lot of old survey equipment. And when I mean old, I am talking 100+ years in some cases. The former surveyors out there might see some stuff that havn't seen in years.


Details below.




p.s. for info on the history of NGS, try this link. http://www.history.noaa.gov/legacy/coastsurvey.html



Discover the Treasures of NOAA's Ark at the First Annual NOAA Heritage Week,

February 7-11, 2005


As the nation's oldest scientific agency, NOAA has in its care a wealth of artifacts--from 19th century maps and

charts to early scientific instruments--that recall the agency's proud heritage and legacy of service to the nation.

NOAA has dusted off a variety of rare treasures and placed them in a display so unique you'll instantly be

overtaken by the thrill of discovery, just like the early NOAA scientists surely did when they first used these

items. Come see for yourself at the NOAA Science Center in Silver Spring, MD, during the first annual NOAA

Heritage Week, February 7-11, 2005. VADM Lautenbacher, NOAA Adminstrator will offically open the exhibit on Monday, February 7, 2005 at 1:30 pm.


Conservators will be on hand to offer tips about caring for precious personal treasures and heirlooms, from old

family photos to quilts, clothing, and other fabric items. Treasures of NOAA's Ark will be open from 11 a.m.

to 2 p.m. daily - and extended hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be in place on Friday, February 11, 2005. Those not located in Silver Spring can experience this special exhibit at http://preserveamerica.noaa.gov.

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