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Women’s Work: The Legacy of Women in America’s Oldest Bird Conservation Organization

Thursday, March 10, 2022,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm

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A black and white photo of Harriet Hemenway, in a black dress and hat. (photo courtesy Mass Audubon)

In 1896, 25 years before women had the right to vote in the United States, Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway organized to end the wholesale slaughter of birds for feathers used in the fashion trade, founding the Massachusetts Audubon Society for the Protection of Birds in the process. Hall and Hemenway not only saved millions of birds, they also launched the world into a whole new conservation ethic. Join Joan Walsh, Gerard Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology at Mass Audubon, for a special Women’s History Month talk on the enduring legacy of women in America’s oldest bird conservation organization — from the founding mothers to modern-day scientists, activists, and educators.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Closed captioning will be available. To get the login details, please register here.

This event will be recorded. To ensure access to the recording, please register for this event, even if you cannot attend live.


Thursday, March 10, 2022
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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United States


Brett Amy Thelen
(603) 525-3394