Museums & Societies
Linked to John James Audubon
National Audubon Society
The National Audubon Society is dedicated to protecting birds and
other wildlife and the habitats that support them. The national
network of community-based Audubon nature centers and chapters,
environmental education programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas
sustaining important bird populations engage millions of people of all
ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.
New York Historical Society, New York, NY
All 431 extant watercolors of the original 435 Audubon painted
for “Birds of America” are housed here. Many of the copper
plates are across the street in the Museum of Natural History,
also located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
|Audubon House and Tropical Gardens,
Key West, Florida
Audubon drew 18 new birds in and around Key West for the double
elephant folio of “Birds of America”. This lovely Audubon Museum
is in an idyllic tropical setting.
John James Audubon State Park and Museum,
Audubon lived and painted for several years in Henderson, where
this fine Audubon Museum, Nature Center and State Park
dedicated to Audubon’s life are located.
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Audubon’s own personal collection of double elephant folio prints is
in this renowned museum, which is also home to the 15 plates he
gave to Charles Lucien Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon and a
distinguished ornithologist in his time.
Mill Grove, Audubon, Pennsylvania
Mill Grove is Audubon’s only home that is still standing in America.
Audubon was sent from France by his father to supervise the estate,
which was originally built in 1762.
Audubon Terrace Museum Group, New York, NY
This is the site of the former Minnie’s Land, Audubon’s last home
in which he died in 1851. The house is gone, but the site in Harlem
now houses three new museums, all of which are interesting
although unrelated to Audubon except in name.
American Historical Print Collectors Society (AHPCS)
Specialty publications of interest to historical print collectors.
Wilson Ornithological Society
National Gallery of Art