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Ijams Nature Center

SPECIAL EVENT: An Afternoon of Ijams History with Paul James

Join local historian Paul James as he tells the history of Ijams and the family who started it all.

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SPECIAL EVENT: An Afternoon of Ijams History with Paul James
SPECIAL EVENT: An Afternoon of Ijams History with Paul James

Time & Location

Mar 26, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

In 1910, Harry and Alice Ijams purchased a 20-acre lot on the south bank of the Tennessee River, which soon became a renowned semi-private bird sanctuary. More than a century later, those original acres remain the spiritual core of a 318+ urban greenspace and nature education center within Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.

On March 26 at 2 pm, join former Ijams director Paul James for a look back on the history of the Ijams family, a family like no other, and a story that includes wildlife preservation, ornithology, Girl Scout camps, commercial art, extinct birds, and marble quarries, as well as the Tennessee School for the Deaf and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Paul served as the director at Ijams from 2004-2016 and his research resulted in a book, Ijams Nature Center (Arcadia Publishing, 2010), and a Heartland Series documentary, A Place by the River (WBIR, 2010). He is currently researching the community history of South Knoxville with Jack Neely for the Knoxville History Project.

Tickets for this event are $5 per person.

Tickets

  • Individual Ticket

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee

Total

$0.00

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