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Curator Tour with Joel Fry: Alexander Wilson and Bartram’s Garden

  • Date: August 24, 2013
  • Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

I dare say you will smile at my presumption when I tell you that I have seriously begun to make a collection of drawings of the birds to be found in Pennsylvania, or that occasionally pass through it: twenty-eight, as a beginning, I send for your opinion.

–Alexander Wilson, in a letter to William Bartram, July, 1805

Curator Joel Fry will share a special presentation in honor of the 200th anniversary of the death of legendary ornithologist, Alexander Wilson — the young Scotsman who was taken under the wing of William Bartram and who forever changed the way we look at birds.

Admission is free with a Bartram Day Pass, which is $12 per person, or $10 for seniors and students.  Free for Bartram Members.  Register with Leslie Gale at lgale@bartramsgarden.org.