Centennial Buzz: The museum turns 100

The Science Museum of Minnesota celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2007, tracing its beginnings back to the 1907 opening of the St. Paul Institute of Science and Letters. Although the Internet wasn't in place a century ago, there was plenty of scientific buzz in 1907.

For starters, the U.S. Pure Food and Drug Act went into effect on January 1, 1907. Signed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, this groundbreaking law prohibited the misbranding or adulteration of all foods, beverages, condiments, and drugs manufactured or shipped in the United States.

An overview of the scientific advancements in 1907 and the Nobel Prize winners that year show some of the topics people had on their minds as they visited the St. Paul Institute a century ago. For the record, the name changed to the Science Museum in 1965, and then to the Science Museum of Minnesota in 1970.

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bryan kennedy's picture

Today is the day the museum turns 100. January 11th, 1907 is the official birthday of the Science Museum making us 100 years old today. Whoopie.

posted on Thu, 01/11/2007 - 4:00pm
Chris Hyde's picture
Chris Hyde says:

Nice posting!

posted on Mon, 01/29/2007 - 1:16am

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