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Audubon at Wyck

Audubon at Wyck

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On July 24 at 5:30 PM, Dr. Matthew Halley will be offering a free lecture in honor of the 200th anniversary of John James Audubon’s visit to Wyck.

Halley will discuss the influential events of summer of 1824, when John James Audubon (1785-1851) and other American artists and scientists converged at the Wyck House, and how those events changed the course of history. A brief Q&A will follow.

Dr. Matthew R. Halley is an ornithologist and historian from Chester county, Pennsylvania, the Assistant Curator of Birds at the Delaware Museum of Nature & Science, and a Research Associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2021. He served twice as Wyck caretaker, in 2010 and 2017. Halley has authored dozens of research papers about bird evolution and the history of American science. During the last decade, Halley relocated and exposed a litany of overlooked primary sources, which have reshaped our understanding of historical figures like Wilson and Audubon, and the development of scientific ornithology in the United States.

This free event will take place at Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm (6026 Germantown Avenue, Germantown PA 19144) in the Ed Shed. Parking is available on the street or in Wyck’s parking lot (entrance on Walnut Ln- space limited). 

Register here. Contact info@wyck.org with questions or to be put on a waitlist. 

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Institution or Organization name - Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm

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Date And Time

2024-07-24 @ 05:30 PM (EDT) to
2024-07-24 @ 06:30 PM (EDT)
 

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