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Prescott's Natural History Institute revitalizes the practice of natural history

Jen Chandler, left, talks on “Art of Natural History: Understanding the Josephine Michell Arader Natural History Print Collection” at the Natural History Institute’s Art and Science Open House July 13, 2018. (Sue Tone/Daily Courier)

Jen Chandler, left, talks on “Art of Natural History: Understanding the Josephine Michell Arader Natural History Print Collection” at the Natural History Institute’s Art and Science Open House July 13, 2018. (Sue Tone/Daily Courier)

Pictured above, Jen Chandler, left, talks on “Art of Natural History: Understanding the Josephine Michell Arader Natural History Print Collection” at the Natural History Institute’s Art and Science Open House July 13, 2018.

About 35 people viewed and learned about the hand-colored etchings, engravings and lithographs from the 1500s-1800s, and the artists. Included in the exhibit are five life-size (“elephant”) prints of John James Audubon.

According to its website, the mission of the institute is to "provide leadership and resources for a revitalized practice of natural history that integrates art, science, and humanities to promote the health and well-being of humans and the rest of the natural world."

The Institute is located at 126 N. Marina St., Prescott.

For hours and information, call 928-863-3232 or visit naturalhistoryinstitute.org.

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