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    Teddy Bear Museum

    This exhibit was started based on the popularity of the Teddy Bear Reunion that began in 1990. By the fourth reunion, in June 2005, this exhibit was ready to showcase a permanent display of teddy bear art from around the world. Stepping into this exhibit, one learns the history of the childhood toy that was named after the president while walking through decades of teddy bear art.

    Among the collection:

    - Local artist, Steve Schutt

    - History of the Teddy Bear

    - Prototypes for Smithsonian Exhibit

    - Teddy Bear Reunion Vignettes

    - How to Make a Teddy Bear Display