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Tuesday–Edward Hitchcock: America’s First Dinosaur Expert–A Zoom lecture with Robert McMaster

Tuesday, November 29th at 6:30pm Putney Public Library will present a Zoom event for adults as part of our DiNovember programming. Join biographer Bob McMaster for a presentation on the fascinating life of Connecticut Valley resident and scientist, Edward Hitchcock: America’s First Dinosaur Expert. McMasters published the first biography of Hitchcock in 2021, All the Light Here Comes from Above: The Life and Legacy of Edward Hitchcock. Hitchcock, an Amherst College professor, was not only one of the 19th century’s most eminent scientists, but also the first scientist to find evidence of dinosaurs in North America. His landmark research on what he called the “fossil footmarks” of the Connecticut Valley led him to theorize that prehistoric ancient birds once roamed the planet. Email for Zoom link: OR message Putney Public Library