D’Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist

Year: 2016
52 pages
17.9 x 25.2 cm
ISBN: 978-0-88828-255-2
$10.00 softcover

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This publication coincides with the exhibition D’Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist held at the Owens Art Gallery from 4 November to 11 December 2016.

The Memorialist resurrects the little-known historical fact that Halifax, NS, was home to the first public zoo in North America. Here, local naturalist Andrew Downs established a zoological gardens in 1847, which grew to be one hundred acres in size, housing regional and exotic species of animals in sprawling, wooded enclosures.

The publication includes a foreword by Gemey Kelly and essay by Felicity Tayler.

Design by Robert Tombs