Tuesday, 30 October 2012

NYC Museum Celebrates Teddy Roosevelt's Conservation Work

Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor
Date: 26 October 2012 Time: 09:38 AM ET

NEW YORK — The natural world was a lifelong passion for U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. At age 8, Roosevelt started his own collection of natural history specimens, and on his deathbed, he was writing a book review about pheasants.

Some of the specimens he collected, as well as other Roosevelt artifacts, remain at the American Museum of Natural History, an institution with which he had a lifelong association.

The 26th president and his legacy are memorialized in a number of places throughout the museum. That memory has received a $40 million restoration, unveiled Thursday (Oct. 25) in a ceremony featuring city and state officials.

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