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The Feather Thief
Q?rius Theater


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Author Kirk Wallace Johnson

FREE ticketed event

The National Museum of Natural History invites you to attend a conversation between the museum’s Sant Director, Kirk Johnson and Kirk Wallace Johnson, author of The Feather Thief.

Author Kirk W. Johnson will discuss his true-crime account of the theft of 299 scientifically invaluable birds from the British Natural History Museum in Tring. Johnson’s madcap investigation reveals an underground community of avid Victorian salmon fly-tiers, who pine after exotic plumes, and explores the destructive human drive to possess natural beauty.

Accessibility Information

The National Museum of Natural History is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all audiences. Please contact 202-633-3611 or email for access services. To view and print a map with accessible entrances, curb cuts, designated parking, and more for Smithsonian facilities on the National Mall, please download the Accessibility Map here. 

Assistive Listening SystemsThe Q?rius Theater contains an induction loop.

Assisted listening devices are also available in the Q?rius Theater.


Sign Language Interpretation

If you would like to have a sign language interpreter or real-time captioning (CART), you should call (202) 633-3611 or send an e-mail to Please allow time to schedule the request by contacting the Accessbility Office at least 2 weeks prior to the program. We will do our best to accomodate last-minute requests.

Time: 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20013-7012
United States

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