Audubon: Birdman for a Fledgling Nation presented by New York Historical Society

through September 25
Saturdays, Sundays
Nolan Park

The New-York Historical Society is thrilled to host Audubon: Birdman for a Fledgling Nation, this summer, our fourth annual satellite exhibition on historic Governors Island. Curated by specially trained teen leaders, the exhibition celebrates the beauty and legacy of the magnificent watercolors John James Audubon created for his book, The Birds of America. Through works of art and historic artifacts, visitors will come to understand how Audubon’s life and work was influenced by the young nation he explored. Audubon remains an American icon today. New-York Historical’s collection of Audubon’s watercolors are a national treasure that we are delighted to share with visitors this summer. Family-friendly programming will be provided every weekend by teen leaders at Building 18 in Nolan Park. Visitors can also observe birds as they explore Governors Island’s beautiful outdoor space, much like Audubon once did.


Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 12:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Getting There
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier