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Penn State University – Pattee-Paterno Libraries

address  107 Pattee Library Rd.
 University Park, PA  16802
phone (814) 865-6368

Exhibit: "Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library"

Exhibit: "Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library"

Education, Animals, Nature, For the Family
Penn State University Libraries presents a new exhibit that explores the eastern U.S. forest, its wildlife, and botanical wealth, and gives special tribute to early women naturalists and conservationists. Featuring nature-related materials from the University Libraries’ life sciences, maps and archival collections, the exhibit opens on Sept. 5 in the Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, on the University Park campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public during Pattee Library’s Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library operating hours. “Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library” explores the invaluable work of women, such as Mira Lloyd Dock, Rachel Carson, Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey and Rosalie Edge, among others, who championed tirelessly for the protection and preservation of the area’s natural resources. Visitors to the exhibit can learn about the history of Penn State’s forest science program, which began in 1903 when the governor of Pennsylvania established the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy in Mont Alto –– then one of only three forestry schools in the country. Other highlights from the exhibit include select materials from the Libraries’ Kneebone Mushroom Reference Collection, which focuses on mushroom cultivation and mycology, and the George Harvey Fly-Fishing Literature Collection, which covers topics of importance to fly fishing and angling. The exhibit also displays a page from the Libraries’ 14-volume Romeyn B. Hough’s American Woods, a compendium of 237 American wood samples. “Into the Woods: Nature in Your Library” is scheduled for display through Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. For more information about the exhibition, contact Pembroke Childs at or 814-863-2332.
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Event Info: (814) 863-4240
Ages: Appropriate for all ages.
Price: Free and open to the public
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