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Upcoming Events

RTPI is open to the public. Please be assured that our primary concern is the health and safety of our visitors and staff. In accordance with the CDC and numerous other agencies and organizations, we have implemented a detailed reopening plan, which calls for:

    • Limiting the number of visitors for indoor programs to one-third our capacity
    • Requiring all visitors to wear masks and maintain “an eagle wingspan” apart

With your help, your visit to RTPI will be enjoyable, energizing, exciting…and safe.

Natural Connections – Artists Reception – CANCELLED
Saturday, November 14, 2:00pm-4:00pm

RTPI announces two new complementary exhibitions featuring watercolor paintings inspired and created in our sanctuary. Local artist Robin Zefers Clark spent 30 days in the RTPI preserve this fall creating a painting a day inspired by the beauty she discovered there. During her artist residency, Robin also taught a series of beginner watercolor workshops at RTPI. Participants used original botanical art from the Peterson collection, along with live and preserved plant specimens as inspiration for their creations. RTPI will host an artist’s reception on Saturday, November 14th from 2-4pm to celebrate both new exhibitions. The public is invited to attend to meet the artists. Regular museum admission applies. Light refreshments will be available.

The RTPI Ornithological Club presents Saving the College Lodge with the Western NY Land Conservancy
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00pm via Zoom
The College Lodge Forest is home to old-growth groves of trees, a pristine wetland, rare plants and animals, and miles of trails. Jajean Rose-Burney, Deputy Executive Director for the Western New York Land Conservancy will discuss their efforts to purchase the forest and maintain it as a publicly accessible nature preserve. The community has until the end of this year to raise enough money to save the forest, and we are very close. Registration required. Please contact Twan Leenders at 716-665-2473 x225 or [email protected] to reserve your space.

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28, 10:00am-4:00pm
Small Business Saturday is an annual holiday that celebrates small businesses and encourages consumers to shop locally at the start of the holiday shopping season. This event showcases our unique community assets and highlights the importance of small businesses to our local economy. RTPI offers special promotions as an added incentive to purchase unique art and nature-themed gifts for your loved ones from our Snowy Owl Museum Store.

Museum Store Sunday
Sunday, November 29 – ONLINE
Museums foster appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science, and history. When you purchase a gift from the Snowy Owl Museum Store, you help to sustain RTPI’s programs. The items featured in our museum store are curated just like the works displayed in our galleries, with unique selections that celebrate Roger Tory Peterson’s legacy at the intersection of art and nature. Be A Patron on Museum Store Sunday and all year round.

Annual Holiday Open House CANCELLED
Saturday, December 5, 10:00am-4:00pm
RTPI invites you to our Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Visitors will enjoy free admission to our museum, light refreshments, and special promotions in the Snowy Owl Museum Store. This event celebrates Roger Tory Peterson’s Swedish heritage during Julmarknad (Swedish Market Day). Jamestown’s Swedish Market Day celebration is organized by the Scandinavian Studies Program at Jamestown Community College.

Virtual Artist Talk – Birds in Bronze
Wednesday, December 9th, 12:00pm
Please join us for a virtual program featuring sculptor Stefan Savides facilitated by local artist and professor, Alberto Rey. Stefan will join us online from his home studio in Klamath Falls, Oregon to provide a tour of his studio, followed by a tour through his exhibition at RTPI. Experience an exclusive discussion between two masterful artists regarding Savides’ work and process, and explore connections to the work of Roger Tory Peterson. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Amy Hudson at 716-665-2473 ext 227 or [email protected] to reserve your space.