Field Museum of Natural History


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Field Museum of Natural History,

in Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1893 through the gifts of Marshall FieldField, Marshall,
1834–1906, American merchant, b. Conway, Mass. In 1856, after five years' apprenticeship in a general store in Pittsfield, Mass., he went to Chicago and became a clerk for Cooley, Wadsworth & Co.
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 and others, it was first known as the Columbian Museum of Chicago and in 1905 was renamed in honor of its major benefactor. It was originally intended to house the biological and anthropological collections included in the World's Columbian ExpositionWorld's Columbian Exposition,
held at Chicago, May–Nov., 1893, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Authorized (1890) by Congress, it was planned and completed by a commission headed by Thomas W.
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 (1893), and these objects form the core of its collection. First located in Jackson Park, in 1921 it moved to its present site on Chicago Park District, where it is part of a lakefront museum campus that also includes the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. The museum is especially noted for its lifelike exhibits of animals in their natural settings, displays of plant life, and anthropological and geological collections. The many expeditions sponsored by the museum have contributed much to its collections. The museum also conducts research and maintains a publishing plant. Many educational opportunities are offered by its library, school-service department, and special programs.
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The city is home to the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Art Institute of Chicago, just to name a few favorites of visitors.
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In a world of 10,000 species of birds, the 600 species here comprise a bit of a haphazard subset, presumably driven in large part by the makeup of the collections at the Field Museum of Natural History (and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, from which the book also draws), though some species were likely selected because their eggs are unusual--the brick red of the Cetti's Warbler, or the white lattice over a dark background in the Guira Cuckoo, or the huge size of the Ostrich.