Theodore Roosevelt statue at Museum of Natural History to be moved to North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt statue at Museum of Natural History to be moved to North Dakota


A controversial statue of President Theodore Roosevelt that has stood in front of the American Museum of Natural History for over 80 years will be relocated to North Dakota.

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation, which is set to open in 2026, said in a statement that “it has entered into an agreement with the City of New York for the long-term loan and reconsideration of the Equestrian Statue designed by James Earle Fraser.”

The announcement comes five months after the New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously to relocate the bronze effigy of the nation’s 26th president amid claims that it symbolizes colonial subjugation and racial discrimination.

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The monument  — which shows Roosevelt on horseback, flanked by an African man and a

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