Teddy and the Bear

December 1, 1978 – January 1, 1979

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor Floor Plan

See the original Teddy bear made in 1903 by the Ideal Toy Company, inspired by an incident in which President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub.

Also see a 1912 version of Teddy, children's books, games, sheet music and campaign memorabilia.