NEW YORK (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt had a lifelong association with the American Museum of Natural History. It began when he was a young boy and donated 12 mice, a bat and turtle to the New York institution that his father helped found.
To newly honor that partnership, the museum is reopening its Theodore Roosevelt Memorial on Oct. 27 after a yearlong restoration.
A new life-size bronze statue of the 26th president and 33rd governor of New York will be unveiled during the dedication ceremony. The event will launch a yearlong celebration of Roosevelt's role in fostering the American conservation movement.
The Hall of North American Mammals, one of the museum's most popular exhibitions of re-created habitats of large and medium-sized species, also underwent major restoration.