The Wagner Free Institute of Science Philadelphia, a natural history museum created in the 19th century to provide free science education to Philadelphians, overflows with mounted birds and mammals, fossils, rocks and minerals. There are more than 10,000 items to explore in the three-story Victorian Exhibition Hall, including insects, dinosaur bones fit to give Jurassic Park a run for its money and the first American saber-toothed tiger, as well as scavenger-hunt games.
The bill, in effect proposes a discrimination against large numbers of intelligent, worthy and patriotic foreigners and in favor of the negro, to whom, after long years of bondage, the avenues to freedom and intelligence have just now been suddenly opened. He must of necessity, from his previous unfortunate condition of servitude, be less informed as to the nature and character of our institutions than he who, coming from abroad, has to some extent, at least, familiarized himself with the principles of a Government to which he voluntarily entrusts life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.40 Ibid. 153554b96e