On October 27, Theodore Roosevelt’s 154th birthday, the Museum willofficially reopen 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.
The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall will include a new exhibition charting Roosevelt’s journey from budding naturalist to elected leader committed to conservation. Below, find out more about the restoration project and Theodore Roosevelt’s life and passion for nature.
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