Audubon Day

January 15th, 2010 by Leah Wood Jewett

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Indigo Bunting by John James Audubon

The LSU Libraries will host a viewing of the famed double elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America (London, 1827-1838). The viewing will be held in the McIlhenny Room of Hill Memorial Library on the LSU campus, on Saturday, January 23, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Audubon Day is free and the public is invited, but reservations are required. Viewings of the folio volumes are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 1 p.m. Only 40 people per hour will be admitted.  To request a reservation, please click here or call 225-578-6544 during business hours.

Visitors will also be able to view the recently premiered LPB documentary, “A Summer of Birds” in the Hill Lecture Hall. Copies of Danny Heitman’s book of the same name and the DVDs of the documentary will be on sale. Danny Heitman will be on hand to autograph books from 10 till noon.

For the full press release, click here.

One Response to “Audubon Day”

  1. Don Staples says:

    My mother loved the works of Audubon and her Masters Thesis was on Audubon. She was an employee of the Hill Memorial Librabry (inter library loan) at LSU in the Late 50′s and 60′s before she died of cancer at the young age of 50. Her friend’s took up a collection and purchased a beautiful bust of Audubon and placed it in the Library in her memory where it remained for many years. We have many of Audubon’s works in our home in Texas.

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