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Lecture With Historian and Bestselling Writer on “The Invention Of Nature”

April 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$15 – $35

New York Times bestselling author Andrea Wulf will return to Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) for a lecture on Sunday, April 15 at 2 PM at the park’s visitor center. Wulf will discuss her book, The Invention of Nature, which chronicles the life of Prussian naturalist, explorer and geographer Alexander von Humboldt. The book makes the case that von Humboldt created a vision of nature as one interconnected system that would later influence scientists, activists, and the public. In fact, on a visit to the United States, he visited the White House to discuss science and politics with Thomas Jefferson, who was inspired by von Humboldt’s life work.


Wulf trained as a design historian at the Royal College of Art in London and is now a full-time, award-winning writer. She is the author of five books and has written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, the Sunday Times and the Guardian among many others. She frequently lectures around the world and is a three-time fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and the Eccles British Library Writer in Residence 2013.

For wheelchair-accessible seating, please email Jennifer Martin (jmartin@washingtoncrossingpark.org) after purchasing your ticket(s).

All ticket sales are final. No refunds will be provided.


April 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15 – $35
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Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States