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Tuesday
15
MAY

The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling

18:30
19:30
Des Moines Public Library
Event organized by Des Moines Public Library

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In this 45 minute presentation, Tom Milligan performing the role of Jay N. “Ding” Darling, visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at The Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City where as a young boy where he became aware of the natural world around him as well as his developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he recalls his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include 2 Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoons for The Register and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist. From the introduction of The Duck Stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling’s influence was felt not only through his cartoons but his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most important members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today.