Passenger Pigeon Memorial
Dedication of John Ruthven`s painting Martha at the Passenger Pigeon Memorial.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
39 years ago John Ruthven captained on the Zoo`s behalf to create the Passenger Pigeon Memorial at the Cincinnati Zoo to honor the passing of the Passenger Pigeon and Martha – the last of her species.
A full sized reproduction of John`s most recent work will be on display in the native garden surrounding the memorial. This most recent work of John`s depicts the original Aviaries and Martha leading a flock of Passenger Pigeons.
Dedication of the newly renovated Passenger Pigeon Memorial at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden - April, 2014
40 years ago John Ruthven campaigned on the Zoo`s behalf to create the Passenger Pigeon Memorial at the Cincinnati Zoo. Working in collaboration with John the current exhibit will be renovated.
The newly renovated exhibit will be dedicated in John`s honor, celebrating his life`s work and passion.