The Lives of Dillon Ripley: Natural Scientist, Wartime Spy, & Pioneering Leader of the Smithsonian Institution

Event time: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (PM) See map
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

For 18 years ornithologist Sidney Dillon Ripley served as zoology professor at Yale and bird curator at the Peabody Museum, where he also served as director. For the energetic Ripley, his administrative work was chief among myriad achievements as a scientist, nature conservationist, teacher, humanist, museum activist, international affairs practitioner, gifted fundraiser, and waterfowl breeder. Ripley set standards and goals for cultural and scientific institutions that current leaders and observers, half a century later, continue to admire. Stone’s talk summarizes this gifted leader’s accomplishments and vivid adventures, and underscores the importance of his charmed life and multiple skills.

Open to: 
General Public