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Hall of Science Dedication

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Wednesday, January 01, 1964

The exact date of this episode is unknown. We've filled in the date above with a placeholder. What we actually have on record is: 1964-uu-uu.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Longer version of T833, Catalog # 70562.

Includes music and crowd noise at open. The Stewart Air Force Band performs the National Anthem.

Dedication of the World's Fair Hall of Science. City Council President Paul Screvane opens the dedication by describing how the hall, built for the fair, will become a permanent monument to Science in Flushing Meadows. He then introduces Queens Borough President Mario J. Cariello.

Cariello thanks all in attendance. He introduces two Queens youths, Larry Reed, an outstanding Boyscout, and Joseph D. Denado, and outstanding member of the Boys Club of Queens. These boys both exhibited an interest in aeronautics and space flight.

George M. Bunker, president of the Martin Marietta Corporation speaks. His company made a major donation to the the Hall of Science with the exhibit "Rendezvous in Space." He speaks about the excitement of the space age.

Robert Moses and Mayor Robert Wagner also speak. The recording Frank Capra, film producer, who introduces a film that will be on exhibition in the Hall.



Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 6186
Municipal archives id: T250

Contributors:

George M. Bunker, Frank Capra, Mario J. Cariello, Robert Moses, Paul R. Screvane, Stewart Air Force Band and Robert F. Wagner

Comments [1]

Craig Bavaro

The Hall of Science was dedicated on September 9, 1964, which is the date this recording was made.

Oct. 27 2013 06:39 PM

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