I'm very proud that one of my antique bears, Ernie, has gone to the Miss. Museum of Natural Science for a permanent exhibit. The exhibit will be telling the story of Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill the bear cub, hence the beginning of the teddy bear. Of course, all happening there in Mississippi. Ernie is an excellent choice, as he's an early American Ideal teddy, dating to around 1906-1907. The exhibit will not be open for several months, but the museum has promised to send pictures when it's finished, which I'll post later.