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RTPI to host Holiday Open House on December 1st

Posted on Nov 2, 2018

RTPI invites you to our anuual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10:00AM – 6:30PM. Visitors will enjoy free admission into our galleries, light refreshments, and a chance to win a gift bag filled with unique items from our museum store. Guests will also have the opportunity to create bird-friendly ornaments (for a $5 donation), take a stroll on a whimsically-lighted nature trail, and roast marshmallows on our patio (from 3-6pm). This event is part of Swedish Market Day in Jamestown – Julmarknad, organized by the Scandinavian Studies Program at Jamestown Community College.

We are currently featuring Alberto Rey’s Extinct Birds Project in our galleries. This poignant exhibition includes eighteen original paintings of now extinct bird specimens. The 208-page, full-color Extinct Birds Project publication, that accompanies the exhibition, is a collaboration between Rey and designer Jason Dilworth, and examines collecting practices, causes for extinction and the politics of categorizing endangered species. It also includes specific information about the eighteen extinct bird specimens featured in the exhibit and their collectors, as well as an overview of our status as we stand on the brink of the next mass extinction period.

A visit to RTPI during this event will also offer a glimpse of original artwork, artifacts and memorabilia from the Peterson collection – some of which were newly exhibited in 2018.

Eastern Feeder Birds by Roger Tory Peterson


Another incentive to visit during RTPI’s Holiday Open House is to browse the wonderful array of new items featured in our museum store, such as holiday ornaments, limited-edition prints, local candles, Charley Harper merchandise, and much more. You’re sure to find unique and inspiring gifts for everyone on your shopping list – ask us about gift wrapping!

This event is free and open to the public.  We look forward to seeing you on December 1st!