1969 January 2 - 1969 December 31
Part of the Museum's centennial celebrations, 100 Years of Wonder: The Story of the American Museum of Natural History consisted of antique engravings, historic black and white photographs, and the contents of the Museum's cornerstone, representing a journey through the Museum's 100-year history. The exhibition highlighted the different functions of the Museum—research, exhibition, and education—and the development of those functions over time (1, p. 1).
Highlights (1, p. 1-2):
*Historic print of the laying of the cornerstone of the Museum's first building
*Photographs of early expeditions
*Photograph of President Theodore Roosevelt on a camping trip in Yellowstone National Park
*Photograph of Carl Akeley with an African mountain gorilla
*Photograph of Margaret Mead with the people of Manus, New Guinea
*Photograph of Museum artists reproducing Kenyan panorama for backdrop of Klipspringer diorama
*Print of Albert S. Bickmore, one of the Museum's founders, giving a lecture
*Early photograph of the Children's Room, called the Louis Calder Natural Science Center in 1969
This is a condensed summary of the exhibition. For additional information, see Sources and/or Related Resources.
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