Lafayette Historical Society: "Martha Maxwell & Me"
Adults - join us for a fascinating Lafayette Historical Society presentation, featuring BJ Schwendler as Martha Dartt Maxwell. At only five feet tall and a lifelong vegetarian, Maxwell became an accomplished hunter and taxidermist whose work changed the look of natural history museums forever.
In Wisconsin while attending to her ailing mother she became inspired by the work of a local taxidermist. After resettling near Boulder, she began hunting regularly and skinned her own animals for artistic endeavors. In 1868 she opened a museum in Boulder and later showed her stuffed mammals and birds at the Colorado Agricultural Society Fair in Denver and the American Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia.
- Saturday, November 9, 2019
- 10:30AM - 12:00PM
- Meeting Room
- Lafayette Library