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Tag Archives: Birds of America

Special Event: March School Vacation Week

It’s Passover, it’s Easter, and it’s Spring Break! More importantly, this means NO SCHOOL this week!!! But how are you going to keep busy here in the city? Well, we have a lot of interesting things to choose from at the New-York Historical Society and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum for March School Vacation Week. [...]

All About Bird Eggs

  Many of us at the New-York Historical Society have Audubon-mania. Our new exhibition of bird watercolors by John James Audubon, Audubon’s Aviary, has brought a lot of excitement to the museum’s galleries. Exploring the exhibition and seeing so many beautiful paintings of birds made me wonder what their eggs look like. I know that [...]

Blast From the Past: Everyone Needs a Good Assistant

    John James Audubon left a legacy for all of us. He studied and painted hundreds of birds with amazing realistic detail – 435 of them are published in Birds of America (1827-1838) His paintings—and his writings about the bird species — help us understand a lot about bird behavior and their environments. Charles [...]

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