Goshen touch for Museum of Natural History exhibit
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According to a Natural History Museum press release, the exhibit will, “examine the powerful and continuing relationship between horses and humans and explore the origins of the horse family, extending back more than 50 million years.” The exhibit will run to Jan. 4, 2009 and is expected to tour other venues, domestic and foreign, after that date.
At the request of Natural History Museum, Harness Racing Museum officials provided three items from their collection, including the Currier and Ives print, “Trotting Cracks at The Forge,” circa 1869, which features a busy farrier shop.
Also shipped was a Houghton Saber sulky, similar to one used by the trotter Lee Axworthy. The Natural History Museum is the repository for the bones of Lee Axworthy, which were given to them by his final owner, H.K. Deveraux. The Harness Racing Museum is in possession of a letter from the horse’s final owner, Mr. Deveraux, telling of his intention to ship the horse’s skeleton to
The final item loaned for the exhibit is a circa 1958 tin toy sulky and driver, made in
Photos of the items loaned to the exhibit are available by contacting Gail Cunard at the