Francis Kortright

The Kortright Reading Room is a memorial to Francis Kortright (1887-1972) who was a professional engineer and business executive known for his life-long conservation interests. The furnishings and decorations were made possible through a grant from the Canadian National Sportsman's Show, which was founded by Mr. Kortright to raise money for purposes of conservation. The reading room is located on the fifth floor and officially opened on July 13, 1972.