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Canceled I Meet Martha Maxwell

As of March 13th, this event has been canceled. Updates will be available on the Museum of Boulders website as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience during this time.
Join us for an interactive morning with Mrs. Martha Maxwell, a pioneering taxidermist from Boulder (1831-1881) as portrayed by BJ Schwendler.
Maxwell was the first woman to hunt, prepare and exhibit Colorado mammal and bird specimens. She even had a museum in Boulder to share her work with the public. Her installation at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA featured a complex diorama that included life like animals in their simulated native habitat. She created rocks, a cave, and a running stream and she even showed live prairie dogs!
Learn about the obstacles she overcame as a woman in an all-male profession, her grit in following her passion, and how her work has impacted the museum field and taxidermy for decades to come.
Free with Museum admission