On Saturday, October 27, New York City’s iconic American Museum of Natural History is re-opening one of its greatest treasures: the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial.
The recently restored two-story Memorial — which includes the iconic Central Park West façade, Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda, and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall — serves as New York State’s official memorial to its 33rd Governor and the nation’s 26th President. The Hall includes a new exhibition charting Roosevelt’s journey from budding naturalist to an elected leader committed to conservation.
Long before he was President and placed some 230 million acres of land under federal protection, Roosevelt was a boy whose father helped to found this Museum. And Roosevelt’s ongoing relationship with Museum scientists, such as ornithologist Frank Chapman, helped seed the American conservation movement.
To celebrate this larger-than-life man, his love for nature, and his instrumental role in the American conservation movement, the Museum is launching a year of events, lectures, and special programs.
The Museum on October 27 will celebrate this momentous occasion with a day of inspiring programs for naturalists and museum-lovers of all ages. Exhibition experts will discuss how art and science combine to great effect in the Museum’s world-renowned dioramas; you can get up close with falcons and owls in live-animal encounters; enjoy Roosevelt-themed tours; see rare items from our collection, and much more.
To receive updates on programs and activities, or to see photos and videos captured behind the scenes at the Museum, click this link, http://tr-action.amnh.org/tr-updates
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, Phone: 212-769-5100 http://www.amnh.org