Environmental Button

Description
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. The occasion was first conceived by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, as a national day of observance for environmental problems. Millions of people participated in events across the country, while thousands of schools held special educational sessions, all dealing with environmental concerns. Earth Day has since become an annual event, celebrated worldwide.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
Date made
1970
maker
Edward Horn Co.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5.1 cm x 1.2 cm; 2 in x 1/2 in
ID Number
1993.3186.04
catalog number
1993.3186.04
nonaccession number
1993.3186
subject
Natural Resources
Clothing & Accessories
Artifact Walls exhibit
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Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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