Aired Saturday, April 16, 2022

Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord

The Conversation

Talking about the museum’s collaboration with Mass Audubon to present a special exhibition, Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord. We will explore the life of William Brewster (1851-1919) was Mass Audubon’s first President who dedicated over thirty years of his life to the study of birds in Concord at his property, which he called October Farm. Drawn to Concord for its natural beauty and abundant bird life, Brewster made October Farm into an experimental field laboratory and documented its wildlife for scientific study and public enlightenment. Brewster was one of the country’s earliest advocates for the protection of birds and the conservation of their habitats.


Erica Lome, Curatorial Associate, The Concord Museum; Amy Montague, Museum Director of the Museum of American Bird Art