Join us for "Beardsley Zoo: A History of Land and Tigers" a presentation by Gregg Dancho, Executive Director, Beardsley Zoo.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Executive Director, Gregg Dancho will present a program about this National Register site's early history, beginning with the gift of land to the City of Bridgeport in the 1880s. Discover the wonderful history of the park, designed by none other than Frederick Law Olmstead, landscape architect of New York's Central Park and many others. Learn about the park's transformation to becoming a full-fledged, professionally staffed zoo, Connecticut's one and only. Dancho's talk, Beardsley Zoo: A History of Land and Tigers, will also discuss how zoo-keeping philosophies have changed over the years. Dancho will discuss how zoo-keeping philosophies have changed over the years, as well as the zoo's current work to ensure the survival of Siberian (Amur) tigers. Dancho has served as Beardsley Zoo's director since 1983.
No registration required. $5 Suggested Donation. Free for museum members and kids under 12.