Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

This hall is a tribute to Theodore Roosevelt (1858—1919), and the contributions he made to city, state, and nation through the many roles he played during his life. Born in New York City and raised in Oyster Bay, Long Island, Roosevelt became involve... more

This hall is a tribute to Theodore Roosevelt (1858—1919), and the contributions he made to city, state, and nation through the many roles he played during his life. Born in New York City and raised in Oyster Bay, Long Island, Roosevelt became involved in New York City and State government, and went on to serve as Vice President and later, President of the United States. He was a pioneer of the conservation movement and had been involved with the American Museum of Natural History since his childhood—the original charter creating the Museum was signed in his family home in 1869. Roosevelt's many accomplishments include winning the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for a treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War; and leading a Museum expedition to South America to chart the unknown course of the River of Doubt, found to be a branch of the Amazon (later renamed Rio Teodoro in his honor). Roosevelt's refusal to shoot a bear for sport while on a hunt led to the creation of the famous toy Teddy Bear. The four dioramas in the hall depict Roosevelt's Elk Horn Ranch, in the badlands of North Dakota; an Adirondacks forest scene representing his support for conservation of both wildlife and forests... more

This hall is a tribute to Theodore Roosevelt (1858—1919), and the contributions he made to city, state, and nation through the many roles he played during his life. Born in New York City and raised in Oyster Bay, Long Island, Roosevelt became involved in New York City and State government, and went on to serve as Vice President and later, President of the United States. He was a pioneer of the conservation movement and had been involved with the American Museum of Natural History since his childhood—the original charter creating the Museum was signed in his family home in 1869.

Roosevelt's many accomplishments include winning the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for a treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War; and leading a Museum expedition to South America to chart the unknown course of the River of Doubt, found to be a branch of the Amazon (later renamed Rio Teodoro in his honor). Roosevelt's refusal to shoot a bear for sport while on a hunt led to the creation of the famous toy Teddy Bear.

The four dioramas in the hall depict Roosevelt's Elk Horn Ranch, in the badlands of North Dakota; an Adirondacks forest scene representing his support for conservation of both wildlife and forests; the Roosevelt Bird Sanctuary in Oyster Bay, New York, which is also Roosevelt's final resting place; and lastly, a scene from Old New York in 1660, depicting Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New York, receiving a delegation of Hackensack Indians from New Jersey. Theodore Roosevelt's ancestors settled in lower Manhattan around 1644, and he also served as Governor of New York State.

This hall also features an insect collection case showing various beetles and entomology photos.


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall
07/03/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, July 03
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall
07/04/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, July 04
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall
07/05/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, July 05
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall
07/06/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, July 06
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall
07/07/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, July 07
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall
07/08/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, July 08
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall
07/09/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, July 09
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall
07/10/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, July 10
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall
07/11/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, July 11
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall
07/12/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, July 12
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 69 more times through Sep 19

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

July 3, Friday 10:00AM
July 4, Saturday 10:00AM
July 5, Sunday 10:00AM
July 6, Monday 10:00AM
See complete schedule

Category

Arts

Other Arts Events

European Art - The Robert Lehman Collection

The Robert Lehman Collection—one of the most extraordinary private art collectio... view

Sea Lion Feeding & Presentation

Whether they're high-fiving their trainers, showing off their flips, or catching... view

Portraits of the Force

Historic 19th and 20th century photographs of NYPD officers. view

Greek and Roman Art

The collection of Greek and Roman art at the Metropolitan Museum—more than seven... view

 

Assyrian Reliefs

These twelve massive carved alabaster panels, on view together for the first tim... view

Mathematica: A World of Numbers

This is the first interactive exhibition devoted to math. Designed by world-reno... view

Jewish Holidays

Stroll through a replica of an old-fashioned shtetl—a village—to explore the Jew... view

Visible Storage - Study Center

The last phase in the creation of the Luce Center for American Art concludes wit... view