World-class AGS collection puts Milwaukee on the map
"…For a long time, it had a very rich and wonderful history. Some very prominent New Yorkers were members. Franklin Roosevelt was a member, and a lot of the major polar expeditions that happened during that time were performed by members of the society.
"It was about the same time that explorers were going out and collecting things and writing about their experiences, taking photo of the places that they had been, and they were then bringing them back and giving them to the society. Because of that, this collection is really pretty fantastic in the things that we have that reflect the history of the late 19th and 20th centuries as far as geography and exploration were concerned. It came from people who did it…"
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