2014 marked the centenary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. Numbering in the billions in 1800, the last bird died on September 1, 1914; driven to extinction by human activity.
Project Passenger Pigeon is an international effort to commemorate this anniversary and use it not only as an opportunity to familiarize people with this remarkable species, but also to raise awareness of current issues related to human-caused extinction, explore connections between humans and the natural world, and inspire people to become more involved in building a sustainable relationship with other species.
The exhibit can be found in the Hanson Humanities Gallery in Old Capitol Museum and is open to the public during normal museum hours.
In conjunction with the University of Iowa Theme Semester: The American Dream, Humanize My Hoodie brings insight into the lives and experiences of black people and the societal biases they must navigate daily. Humanize My Hoodie is a National Art Exhibit dismantling the stigma of black people in hoodies. The exhibit and related programming seeks to further the discussion with hoodies intended to dismantle the stigma associated with clothing.
The Old Capitol Museum is proud to display the exhibit during the month of April and we invite the public to visit this powerful project during regular museum hours.
You can learn more about this project and creators here.
To stay in the loop with related developing programming, please visit for https://oldcap.uiowa.edu/events