James Currie Visits Audubon's First Home in America
Mill Grove is the first home of John James Audubon in America and the only true Audubon home still standing in this country. The lovely estate located in Pennsylvania, is now a museum and on the National Register of Historic Places. It contains the complete editions of every major work published by Audubon including the extraordinary Birds of America, printed and hand colored from copper plate engravings produced in London between 1827 and 1839. Audubon was a pioneer in portraying birds and other wildlife in natural settings. During his time at Mill Grove he built interest in ornithological art, and his experimentation resulted in rapid development of his skill as an artist. He also performed the first recorded experiment of bird banding in America.
Currie goes inside the Mill Grove Audubon Center to learn about the art, then walks nearby trails in Audubon's footsteps.