Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John James Audubon in Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Museum of Natural History is part of Cincinnati Museum Center. The Western Museum Society, organized by Dr. Daniel Drake in 1818, preceded it. The Western Museum Society's collection was built around ornithology, fossil zoology, geology, and Native American artifacts. The Museum's first taxidermist, John James Audubon, was hired in the winter of 1819 to do taxidermy, build collections, and create exhibits. Audubon supplemented his income by drawing portraits, teaching art, and running his own drawing academy. During his brief stay in Cincinnati, Audubon created five paintings of local birds that were among the first contributions to his acclaimed Birds of North America. He left Cincinnati in 1820 to travel and finish his collection of drawings that would make him one of North America's most revered and famous nineteenth century artists.
Erected 2002 by Cincinnati Museum Center and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 27-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 6.624′ N, 84° 32.209′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Click for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Home Field of First Pro Baseball Team (within shouting distance of this marker); Cincinnati Union Terminal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laurel-Lincoln World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Gamble House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Betts House, 1804 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gaines High School / Peter H. Clark (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cincinnati Public Markets / The Northern Liberties (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . . Birds of America. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Environment • Natural Features • Notable Persons •
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