The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody’d move. You could go there a hundred thousand times, and that Eskimo would still be just finished catching those two fish, the birds would still be on their way south, the deers would still be drinking out of that water hole, with their pretty antlers and their pretty, skinny legs, and that squaw with the naked bosom would still be weaving that same blanket. Nobody’d be different.
– J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye. Chapter 17, Holden visits the Museum of Natural History with his sister Phoebe. This is one of his favorite places to visit because no matter what he knows that it will always be the same and history will not have changed. Holden is fighting to hold onto his childhood in fear of growing up.