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Friends of a Feather 2017

You are cordially invited to attend...
Get Involved

Friends of a Feather 2017

You are cordially invited to attend...

You are cordially invited to attend Friends of a Feather benefitting Audubon’s conservation education programs in underserved communities.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in Historic Barn while viewing the Annual Juried Art Show "Drawn From Nature"
Dinner in Pavilion

Honoring:
Dr. Roberta J. M. Olson
2017 Audubon Art Inspiring Conservation Award
Dr. Olson, Curator of Drawings at the New-York Historical Society will present remarks on “The Magic of Mill Grove: Audubon’s Wellspring”

Jean Rogers Holt
2017 Lifetime Legacy Leader

Support Levels

American Robin - $150
• One (1) event ticket
• $100 tax deductible contribution

Scarlet Tanager - $300
• Two (2) event tickets
• $200 tax deductible contribution

Meadowlark - $1,000
• Six (6) event tickets
• Six (6) canoe tickets for our Spring - Fall program
• $700 tax deductible contribution

Carolina Parakeet - $3,000
• Reserved table and ten (10) event tickets
• Ten (10) canoe tickets for our Spring - Fall program
• Signed copy of Dr. Roberta Olson’s Aububon book
• $2,500 tax deductible contribution

Roseate Spoonbill - $5,000
• Sponsorship recognition at event and throughout Mill Grove’s Annual Art Show (April 7-23)
• Reserved table and (10) event tickets
• Ten (10) canoe tickets for our Spring - Fall program
• Signed copy of Dr. Roberta Olson’s Aububon book
• Owl Meet and Greet at school or venue of your choice  
• $4,500 tax deductible contribution  

All levels also receive a 10% discount at the Art Show  (during the evening event). 

Many wonderful opportunities for corporate sponsorship! 
Tickets may be purchased here.
For more information or questions, please contact Mary MacFarland, 610-666-5593 x 111 or mmacfarland@audubon.org

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Dr. Roberta J. M. Olson
Roberta J. M. Olson received her Ph.D. in Art History from Princeton University. Since 2000 she has served as Curator of Drawings at the New-York Historical Society and Professor Emeritus of Art History at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where she taught for 25 years and chaired the Department. In addition to guest curating exhibitions for museums in the United States, among them the National Gallery of Art and the Walters Art Museum, she has co-curated others in Italy and France. Her book Audubon’s Aviary: The Original Watercolors for “The Birds of America” has garnered many honors, including the best catalogue of a museum collection by the Association of Art Museum Curators in 2013, as well as The Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts for 2013.  The recently published Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman (with Margaret K. Hofer) was noted by the New York Times as one of the best books for 2015. She continues to publish and research on Audubon and his art.

Jean Rogers Holt​
An ardent supporter with her time, talents and treasure, Jean Holt’s connection to the Mill Grove property spans generations. As a young girl, she followed in Audubon’s footsteps exploring the property where her great-grandfather was the miller and her grandfather was born. After traveling the world with her late husband, Colonel Terry Holt, the couple settled in East Norriton and began to build their successful business Mobile Lifts. When 42 acres of land adjacent to Mill Grove were threatened with development, the dynamic duo sprang into action, raising the funds and political will to save the land. During this period, they also founded the Friends of Audubon at Mill Grove. The Friends operated the site's gift shop, using proceeds to add to the collection and fill a variety of funding gaps. Following management transition from Montgomery County to Audubon, Mrs. Holt remained actively engaged helping open the barn to public use and lobbying for a traffic light at the corner of Pawlings and Audubon Roads. Today, she sits on the John James Audubon Center Advisory Board, overseeing and supporting the restoration of the house and barn and the construction of the new visitor center.  

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