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The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum was established by the Blauvelt-Demarest Foundation in 1957. The foundation was the legacy of philanthropist, conservationist, and collector, Hiram Blauvelt. He contributed through his private wildlife art and big game collections because he hoped to promote the cultural value and appreciation for wildlife art as well as the need for conservation of its subjects and habitats.

In the early part of the 20th century, it was believed the wildlife was abundant. There were a lot of conservationists, like Theodore Roosevelt, who gathered animals from their natural habitats in order to feature them in museums, allowing the beauty of these animals to be witnessed by the public.

Today, the Museum is one of the five museums in the county that are exclusively dedicated to the display of wildlife art. Recognized internationally, the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum also coordinates with the Artists for Conservation as well as its member artists to head the campaign towards the protection of endangered species and their habitats.

Many people who have visited the Museum before are revisiting it today in order to accompany the younger generation of marveling at the beauty of its displays.
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