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Thomas D. Mangelsen, A Life in the Wild | LIVE Zoom Conversation
Limited Connections Available!

Thu, Sep 3 | 7 pm

Virtual Zoom Event

Join us for a LIVE Virtual evening featuring famed wildlife and nature photographer, Thomas D. Mangelsen! During the program, enjoy a meaningful conversation between the artist, museum curator, and the director and the wildlife specialist from Wildlife Prairie Park. Learn about what drives him, some of his personal stories, and much more.

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Thomas Mangelsen’s books, they're are available for purchase in the Museum Store both in-person during business hours or online and may be shipped for a fee or picked up at the Museum. Plus, you'll receive an exclusive 40% off coupon for one of his books with registration of this event.

Free with Reservation Members [advanced reservation required] | $10 Public per connection

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Only one connection is necessary per household, if everyone is tuning into one device. Please purchase one connection per device being used. Limited Connections Available.

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Thomas D. Mangelsen
Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for more than 40 years observing and photographing the Earth’s last great wild places.

Mangelsen is a critically acclaimed photographer whose honors include being named Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature’s Best Photography, the BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by NANPA, one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography by American Photo magazine, and one of the 40 Most Influential Nature Photographers by Outdoor Photography. Mangelsen was recently featured in a full-length segment called Into the Wild with Thomas D. Mangelsen on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper on CBS.

A Life in the Wild, Mangelsen’s heralded traveling museum exhibition, is a 40-year retrospective of legacy images that will be showcased at more than a dozen venues across the United States. Mangelsen’s award-winning limited edition images have been collected by thousands around the world through his MANGELSEN-Images of Nature Gallery locations.

Zac Zetterberg
Zac Zetterberg holds the role of Curator of Art and the Center for American Decoys at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Roberta English
Roberta English stepped into the role of Executive Director of Wildlife Prairie Park on November 1, 2019. She came to the park with a focus on developing and strengthening relationships throughout the community and improving the Park’s multiple revenue streams. She also has a passion for creating workplaces with a positive culture where employees are able to reach their fullest potential.

Adrienne Bauer
Adrienne Bauer is a wildlife expert and Education and Programming Director at Wildlife Prairie Park.

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Exclusive “One on One” Meet + Greet with Thomas D. Mangelsen
Limited Connections Available!

Thu, Sep 3 | 8:10 pm

Virtual Zoom Event

Join us for a special exclusive meet and greet experience after the Zoom presentation with Thomas Mangelsen, featuring an “in-person” book signing with the famed photographer. Every connection will get the chance to ask Thomas a few questions or have an intimate conversation while he signs a book plate for your copy of his book of your choice.

Experience Includes:

  • Exclusive Meet & Greet with Famed Photographer, Thomas D. Mangelsen
  • One Connection Link for the 7 pm Live ZOOM Presentation with Thomas D. Mangelsen and local art and wildlife professionals
  • Live Virtual Book Signing with Thomas D. Mangelsen, author and photographer
  • Personalized + Signed Name Plate to insert in your book
  • Your choice of either “Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek”(limited quantities available, first come first serve) or “The Last Great Wild Places”, email your selection to, books will be available for pick up at the Museum Store.
  • Only one connection is necessary per household, if everyone is tuning into one device. Please purchase one connection per device being used.

Limit of 15 device connections for this experience.

$96 Member Connection | $120 Public Connection

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