100 Akre Wood ~ Pooh Timeline


Presentation of the real Pooh and friends to The New York Public Library
September 11th, 1987

1920
August 21, Christopher Robin Milne born.
1921
August 21, 18" - high teddy bear (Winnie-the-Pooh), from Harrod's in London, given to Christopher Robin Milne on his first birthday.
1924
When We Were Very Young published.
1926
Winnie-the-Pooh  published.
1927
Now We Are Six published.
1928
The House at Pooh Corner  published.
1947
Former Dutton Publishing President Elliott Macrae visits A.A. Milne at his house in Surrey, and sees the original toy animals that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
The real Pooh and friends tour the United States.
1956
The real Pooh and friends put on display at E.P. Dutton & Co. Publishers in New York City.
1969
The real Pooh and friends make a temporary visit back to England for an exhibition of the drawings of Ernest H. Shepard, on the occasion of the illustrator's 90th birthday.
1973
Winnie-the-Pooh, new edition with color illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard, published.
1976
The real Pooh and friends make their last trip to England to participate in the 50th birthday of Winnie-the-Pooh arranged by Methuen & Company Publishers.
1987
September 11th, Presentation of the real Pooh and friends to The New York Public Library, where they are put on display for the public.
1988
The real Pooh and friends receive professional conservation treatment that includes vacuuming and assorted repairs.
1998
Pooh and his friends become the center of international attention when a British Member of Parliament decides they should be returned to England.

The United States and England agree that Pooh and his pals are
happy and healthy on American soil, and it is unanimously decided that
they will remain at The New York Public Library.