First Friday: Death and Taxidermy @ Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia [6 October]

First Friday: Death and Taxidermy

17:00 - 20:00

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Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Take a peek inside the weird and wonderful world of taxidermy with a live screening of our award-winning documentary.
The compulsion to keep animals intact after death goes back to ancient Egypt, where animals of all description were mummified. Though the methods and motivations have changed, the desire has remained pretty constant.

Join us for a screening of the short film Death and Taxidermy, directed and produced by Mariel Carr, a member of our Distillations team. Meet Beth Beverly, a young taxidermist turning the craft on its head, and John Whitenight, Philadelphia’s premiere Victorian taxidermy collector.

The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m.

About Distillations
Distillations exists where science and the humanities overlap. If you’re curious about science in society, or about how things came to be, whether it’s artificial turf or health fads, you’ll find stories you love in Distillations. Distillations contains a magazine, a podcast, videos, and a blog, all produced by the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

About First Fridays
Spark your curiosity while exploring the exhibits after hours! First Fridays bring together a lively lineup of guest speakers and hands-on activities covering everyday science, historical oddities, and everything in between. Grab your friends, and kick off an evening of discovery, surprise, and a little nerdy fun.

First Fridays at CHF are always free and open to the public; no registration required. For more information about our First Friday programs, contact Alexis Pedrick at 215.873.8293 or [email protected]

Image is courtesy of John Whitenight.
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