USNM Curators Annual Report - Department of Reptiles, 1892 - 1893
About the Project
What is it like to develop collection of reptiles for a national museum, managing rapid growth without sacrificing quality? Now add to that, the additional task of preparing an exhibit for the Chicago World's Fair. This was the challenge for curator Leonhard Stejneger and the staff of the United States National Museum's Department of Reptiles in 1892 and 1893. Join us as we transcribe Stejneger's report and examine how they rose to the challenge.