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Friends of NCTC to host wine tasting

By Staff | Aug 5, 2011

Join the Friends of the National Conservation Training Center for a behind-the-scenes tour of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s historical archive followed by a sampling of habitat-friendly wines and cheeses on Aug. 21.

The tour will highlight historical treasures from America’s conservation movement, including Rachel Carson’s magnifying glass, the engraving used to print the first Federal Duck Stamp, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s pen used to sign the Federal Aid Act and much more.

Guests who become members of the Friends of the NCTC are invited to the NCTC Museum Archive Tour. Please meet historian Mark Madison in the lobby of the Byrd Auditorium at 2 p.m.

The wine and cheese tasting will take place in the Commons building starting at 3 p.m. The tasting event is a free and open to the public.

The Friends of NCTC actively support the training center’s conservation programs in order to extend the reach of this state-of-the-art facility. Visit www.friendsofnctc.org for more information.