Charles Willson Peale was not only one of our finest early American painters, but also the founder of the world's first popular museum of natural science and art.Peale's Museum, born of the painter's revolutionary idea that museums should be for everyone―not just for scientists and connoisseurs as had always been the case―was begun in the painter-naturalist's Philadelphia home, and over a seventy-five-year span it grew to include branches in New York City and Baltimore. In its day, Peale's Museum was an institute of learning and science comparable in national prestige to the Smithsonian Institution today.
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Charles Coleman Sellers was an American historian and librarian.
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