audubon 300HENDERSON, Ky. (10/21/13) – John James Audubon State Park will close out its yearlong 75th anniversary celebration with a special museum event Nov. 2.

All three parts of the historical anniversary exhibit will be on display, along with a special collection of future plans for the next 75 years. Hors d’oeuvres, museum tours and music by Eric Scales will be on the main level of the museum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. .

In the lower level, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy a gourmet meal by Avarice Watson, music, a preview of short films about the park, special speakers and the unveiling of the newest print from the most recent Audubon copper plate purchase, “The American Bittern,” plate No. 337. The copper plates were used to print books that featured Audubon’s work. One print, or “re-strike,” will be auctioned off at this time.

Prints of “The American Bittern” will be available for sale after Nov. 4 at the museum.

Michael Aakhus, dean of arts from the University of Southern Indiana, will speak. Aakhus will discuss the unique process of printing from the historical plates, which the park museum has exhibited in its gallery. This is the second plate from the Audubon collection from which Aakhus has produced restrikes.

Park manager Mark Kellen will present a multimedia program on the park history, including the recognition of key people throughout the park’s growth.

For tickets, contact: Mark Kellen, park manager, at 270-826-2247 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Kim McGrew-Liggett at 270-827-1893 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cost: $50 per ticket; limited to the first 100 people.

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