Skinned, Stuffed and Mounted: The History, Culture and How-to of Taxidermy

Skinned, Stuffed and Mounted: The History, Culture and How-to of Taxidermy
With Author Rachel Poliquin and Rogue Taxidermist Beth Beverly

Sunday, April 21, 2013, 2PM to 5:30PM

At the Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 West Montgomery Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19121
www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org

Tickets are $10, educators $9 — click here to buy tickets

This Signature Program of the Philadelphia Science Festival is brought to you by the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science and the Wagner Free Institute of Science.

With over 100,000 specimens, many of which are skinned, stuffed and mounted, the Wagner Free Institute of Science is no stranger to taxidermy. Join Rachel Poliquin, author of the book “The Breathless Zoo,” who will discuss the history of taxidermy and Beth Beverly, a local artist and rogue taxidermist, who will demonstrate how to skin, stuff, and mount a real specimen. While not for the faint-of-heart, this fascinating display is not to be missed! A small reception will follow the talk with light refreshments, Q&A, book signings and jewelry sales.

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology every April. Part of a national movement to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, it builds on Philadelphia’s rich history of innovation with dozens of events at museums, universities and neighborhood libraries. Learn more at PhilaScienceFestival.org. The Festival is funded in-part by the National Science Foundation and presented by The Dow Chemical Company.

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