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8 Fun Facts about The American Museum of Natural History

19th July 2019

Davey Photo

The 94-foot fiberglass-and-polyurethane blue whale model that’s become an icon of the museum.

Did you know that Ulysses S. Grant laid the cornerstone for the American Museum of Natural History? Or how about that in the 1930s, there was a proposal to build a promenade through Central Park to connect the Museum with the Met? Today 6sqft features 8 fun facts from author Colin Davey’s new book, The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way (Fordham University Press)!

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