Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and the Hall of North American Mammals Reopens
Date: Though October 27, 2013
On October 27, Theodore Roosevelt’s 154th birthday, the Museum
officially reopened the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and the Hall of
North American Mammals, launching a year-long celebration of Roosevelt’s
love of nature and his instrumental role in the American conservation
movement, both inspired by his lifelong association with the Museum.
Designed by John Russell Pope and dedicated in 1936, the recently
restored two-story Memorial—which includes the 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.
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall includes a new exhibition charting
Roosevelt’s journey from budding naturalist to elected leader committed