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(Tudor Place) Meet the Gardener: Getting Ready for Spring With Josh Meyer, Director of Buildings, Gardens & Grounds

(Tudor Place) Meet the Gardener: Getting Ready for Spring
With Josh Meyer, Director of Buildings, Gardens & Grounds

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Double daffodils along the Center Walk in the North Garden.

 

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Adult Programs · FREE · Garden · Spring

Raising America’s Zoo: How Two Wild Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo March 6th, 2019 at 7 pm

Local author Kara Arundel will discuss her book Raising America’s Zoo: How Two Wild Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo on Wednesday, March 6th, at 7 pm at the Tenley-Friendship Library.

 

In 1955, a young former Marine ventured to the Belgian Congo on a month-long safari to view Africa’s wildlife. When Arthur “Nick” Arundel boarded a commercial airliner for home, he carried a baby gorilla in each arm.  Their destination was the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., known as "America's Zoo."

 

Raising America’s Zoo: How Two Wild Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo March 6th, 2019 at 7 pm

Local author Kara Arundel will discuss her book Raising America’s Zoo: How Two Wild Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo on Wednesday, March 6th, at 7 pm at the Tenley-Friendship Library.

 

In 1955, a young former Marine ventured to the Belgian Congo on a month-long safari to view Africa’s wildlife. When Arthur “Nick” Arundel boarded a commercial airliner for home, he carried a baby gorilla in each arm.  Their destination was the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., known as "America's Zoo."

 

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