The Anniversary Season

Roger Tory Peterson Institute

2024 marks the 90th anniversary of the publication of the first Peterson Field Guide and the 40th Anniversary of the founding of RTPI. To celebrate, we’re planning a full season of exhibitions, events and special anniversary programs.

RTPI Anniversary Season

The Peterson Collection

Discoveries in the Peterson Collection

Over the course of his storied career, Roger Tory Peterson traveled the world in search of birds and other fauna and flora to paint, photograph, film and document. RTPI has been entrusted with the vast majority of his life’s work.

Trained as an artist and impassioned by birds, Roger Tory Peterson was the father of the modern field guide.

As a living embodiment of the Peterson guide, RTPI uses art as the lens through which to inform, inspire, and illuminate about the natural world.