The science museums of the country entertained and instructed millions of visitors last year. Attendance at the leading institutions were:
Smithsonian, Washington 1,600.000
Field, Chicago 1,515,463
American, Manhattan 1,129,051
Peaceful Arts, Manhattan. . 114,000
Academy, Philadelphia.... 103,750
But the people who belong to museums as members and who finance activities were neither so numerous nor so interested as usual. Field Museum's membership was only 5,150; Academy of Natural Sciences 1,800; American Museum of Natural History 12,000.
Last week the American Museum's trustees held their annual meeting and faced the fact that they had only $1,372,761.85...