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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Exhibits cover everything from Vikings to dinosaurs, mummies, gems and so much more, you would need a week to absorb it all (and who knew? They even do Zumba!).

If you're ever in the Chicago area I suggest you check it out!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them."

HINT: (1890 - 1971), Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The Field Museum and its collections originated from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the artifacts displayed at the fair. In order to house the exhibits and collections assembled for 1893 Chicago World's Fair for future generations, Edward Ayer convinced the merchant Marshall Field to fund the establishment of a museum.

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Originally titled the Columbian Museum of Chicago in honor of its origins, the Field Museum was incorporated by the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893, for the purpose of the "accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of artifacts illustrating art, archaeology, science and history."

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In 1905, the Museum's name was changed to Field Museum of Natural History to honor the Museum's first major benefactor, Marshall Field, and to better reflect its focus on the natural sciences.

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In 1921 the Museum moved from its original location in Jackson Park to its present site on Chicago Park District property near downtown.

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On May 17, 2000, the Field Museum unveiled Sue, the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yet discovered. Sue is 42 feet long, stands 13 feet high at the hips and is 67 million years old.

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The Field Museum Library contains over 275,000 books, journals, and photo archives focused on biological systematics, evolutionary biology, geology, archaeology, ethnology and material culture!




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them."

ANSWER: William Lawrence Bragg.

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