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Postponed — First Fridays April 2020

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Toucan illustration from the Andersen Horticultural Library.

This event has been postponed.

Important notice from the University of Minnesota

Your health and well-being, and that of the community, are of the utmost importance to the University of Minnesota. The University is following the recommendation of the State of Minnesota, effective immediately and until further notice.

All major venues at the University, system-wide, are closed to the public, and events will be canceled, rescheduled, or moved online where possible. We are working closely with public health officials and will regularly assess the ongoing need for these restrictions.

Effective immediately, University of Minnesota Libraries will be postponing the April 3 First Fridays event.  We will reschedule this annual event as soon as we are able.  Stay tuned for more details and updates about events at the University of Minnesota.

Thank you for your partnership and patience as we work together to keep our community healthy.

Collies and Trogons and Bugs, Oh My!

Presented by Kathy Allen, Librarian, Andersen Horticultural Library

Toucan illustration from the Andersen Horticultural Library.The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat…. Nonsense poet Edward Lear also painted exquisite portraits of birds, several of which are represented in Andersen Horticultural Library’s extensive holdings on birds. Dogs, chickens, and pigs pop up unexpectedly in the pages of vintage seed catalogs, and a new 100-year project seeks to document plants and animals that occur at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Enjoy a virtual tour of animals to be found in Andersen Horticultural Natural History Library.

Free and open to the public.

About the First Fridays Series

First Fridays is a series of intellectually stimulating talks made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.

The 2019–2020 series theme is Roaring Good Tales: Animals in the Archives.

There may not be animals allowed in the archives, but that doesn’t mean our collections aren’t filled with them! From farm animals to beloved pets to mythical beasts, the Archives and Special Collections are teeming with creatures of all kinds. Join us for the 2019–2020 First Fridays season as we explore the wild side of history.


April 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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