San Diego, CA, San Diego Museum

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San Diego, CA, San Diego Museum of Man
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Following  the San Diego's Panama-California Exposition of 1915  a permanent museum in San Diego was established in order to house the various collections that had been gathered for the fair, It was incorporated on November 3, 1915, and given all funds remaining from the fair as well as the use of the buildings that had comprised the California Quadrangle. The early exhibits included anthropological and archaeological specimens, historical artifacts, and works of art. After the founding of the Fine Arts Society in 1925 and the San Diego History Center in 1928, the San Diego Museum began to concentrate on ethnographic collections and was eventually renamed the Museum of Man in 1942.

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