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Exploring the West with John James Audubon: The Last Expedition
August 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Only three seats left for this event. Please contact Museum to reserve. 860-434-5542 x111
Robert McCracken Peck, Curator of Art and Senior Fellow, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Join historian Peck as he recounts the fascinating travels of the well-known naturalist and artist John James Audubon who set off in 1843 on what was to be his longest and last great expedition of discovery. The self-proclaimed “American Woodsman,” who had recently completed his landmark work, The Birds of America, traveled by boat from Saint Louis up the Missouri River to the mouth of the Yellowstone. He was gathering information and specimens for his book on American mammals, The Viviviparous Quadrupeds of North America, but he came back with much more.