Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The museum displays skeletons such as this T-Rex and many other specimens and artifacts.
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History was founded in 1920 and is one of the country's best museums of its kind.
Backstory and Context
The museum's origins date back to the 1830s, when a group of 26 young men interested in natural sciences displayed their collections of animal specimens in a small wooden building, dubbed "the Ark," on Public Square. The men earned the nickname "Arkites." Their enthusiasm led to the founding of the museum in 1920.