Linda Hall Library to Host Free Ornithology Exhibition, Chained to the Sky: The Science of Birds, Past & Future, Kansas City, Missouri. 11/10/2023 - 4/26/2024
For millennia, birds have fascinated the minds of scientists around the world. Today, birds face growing challenges of climate change and habitat destruction, creating a need for new research and climate action planning. On November 10, the Linda Hall Library opens “Chained to the Sky: The Science of Birds, Past & Future,” a free three-part ornithology exhibition featuring rare books from the Library’s collection and items on loan from Chicago’s Field Museum that tells the story of ornithology throughout history and poses new questions about the future of our bird populations.
The West Gallery explores the history of ornithology, featuring rare books from the 16th through 19th centuries by Ulisse Aldrovandi, Francis Willughby, Mark Catesby, Alexander Wilson, John and Elizabeth Gould, Charles Darwin, and John James Audubon, among others.
The “Chained to the Sky: The Science of Birds, Past & Future” exhibition will be open Nov. 10, 2023, through April 26, 2024. The exhibition is free and will be open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Library, located at 5109 Cherry Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Parking is free in the Library parking lot. Phone: 816-363-4600
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