This Day in History

This Day in History (1963): Oil Exhibit Center opens

High-level officials help formally open the Exhibit.

This Day in History (1963): Oil Exhibit Center opens

From the Aug. 28, 1963, edition of the Sun and Flare

At a formal opening on Sunday, Aug. 25, His Highness Amir 'Abd al-Mushin ibn Jiluwi, acting Governor of the Eastern Province, cuts the ribbon across the entrance of the Oil Exhibit Center in Dhahran.


Above, at left, Mahmoud Mashhady, Public Relations representative, R.I. Brougham, senior vice president, and at right, Saleh Sowayigh, deputy company representative at Dammam, watch His Highness cut the ribbon.


Beginning Sunday, all interested Aramco employees and their families may visit the Center, Mondays through Fridays. Hours will be from 3 to 10 p.m. Entrance through September will be by company identification card. Later, the general public will be invited to visit the Exhibit.


The Oil Exhibit Center is located in the western half of the building in which the Dhahran Dining Hall is located. The Exhibit has been planned to show the scope of Aramco's operations.


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