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