Alaska Brown Bear Diorama
The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.
Theodore Roosevelt was the inspiration for the teddy bear. The popularity of a new stuffed bear toy in the early 1900s coincided with a political cartoonist's publicizing a famous presidential bear hunt.
This diorama was underwritten in the 1940s by the Boone and Crockett Club, a hunter-naturalist club founded in 1888, chiefly by Theodore Roosevelt and George Bird Grinnell, editor of Forest and Stream, to promote the preservation of large game.