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Curious & Curiouser

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join us for coffee and conversation as we explore the latest discoveries regarding Mark Catesby.

Scheduled speakers:

Dr. Charles Nelson – “Curious & Curiouser: Recent Discoveries”

David Elliot, Executive Director, Catesby Commemorative Trust – “Education Through Creative Learning”

Dr. Sarah Meacham, Virginia Commonwealth University – “Virginia was the place: Mark Catesby’s American Start”

Registration cost includes lunch and tours of Wilton House Museum, as well as a preview of Johannes Kip prints.

This event is made possible in partnership with the Catesby Commemorative Trust.
Our speakers:

David Elliot, has been the executive director of the Catesby Commemorative Trust since 2002 and was the executive producer of The Curious Mister Catesby documentary. Educated at Dartington Hall School, England, and Trinity College in Cambridge, where he developed an interest in natural history. Retired from a thirty seven year career with Proctor & Gamble, Mr. Nelson serves as the first chairman of the Kiawah Conservancy devoted to the protection of wildlife.

Dr. Sarah Meacham, a graduate of Smith College, Vanderbilt University, and of the University of Virginia is an associate professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University. Author of Every Home a Distillery. Dr. Meacham has published articles exploring the role of women in colonial Virginia in topics as diverse as tavern keeping to chaitable work. Dr. Meacham’s is currently researching the history of emotions.

Dr. Charles Neslon was educated at Portora Royal School, Northern Ireland and University College Wales, Aberystwyth. After completing his doctoral research at the Australian National University he was appointed horticultural taxonomist in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. Now freelance author and editor, Dr. Nelson was awarded the Founders Medal of the Society For Natural History and two of his publications have received the Reference Book of the Year from the Garden Media Guild.


September 23, 2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm