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Terrace Hill Presents "The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling"

  • 2300 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Presented By: Terrace Hill
  • Dates: July 18, 2019
  • Location: Terrace Hill
  • Phone: (515) 281-7205
  • Start/End Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Event Times: From: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Terrace Hill is presenting a free educational program, “The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling,” as part of our 150th anniversary celebration! Join us on Thursday, July 18, from 6:30 - 8pm in the Terrace Hill drawing room for this one man show presented by Iowa actor Tom Milligan.

    In this hour long presentation, Jay N. "Ding" Darling visits with the audience in his 11th floor office at The Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City, where he became aware of the natural world around him, as well as his developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he reflects upon his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include two Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoons for The Register, and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist. From the introduction of The Duck Stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling's influence was felt, not only through his cartoons, but through his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most influential members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today.

    This is a free program, but advance registration is required as space is limited. Please contact Molly Thompson, Terrace Hill event coordinator, to make a reservation. Email molly.thompson@iowa.gov or call 515-281-7205.