New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Addressing the Statue
This statue was unveiled to the public in 1940, as part of a larger New York State memorial to former N.Y. governor and U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.
Today, some see the statue as a heroic group; others, as a symbol of racial hierarchy.
You can learn more about this statue inside the Museum and at amnh.org/addressing-the-statue.
Erected by American Museum of Natural History.
Location. 40° 46.851′ N, 73° 58.371′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Central Park West near 79th Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in front of the American Museum of Natural History. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New-York Historical Society (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belvedere Tower (approx. ¼ mile away); The San Remo (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Bliss (approx. ¼ mile away); Central Park West: West 73rd-74th Street Historic District Eleanor Roosevelt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tecumseh Playground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Park's Ancient Egyptian Obelisk (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Addressing the Statue. (Submitted on November 24, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. American Museum of Natural History. (Submitted on November 24, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2019, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2019, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.