New Livingston exhibit set to open this fall

Oct 17, 2023

Tall Timbers is unveiling a new interactive historical exhibit at our Livingston Place property this fall. The exhibit is located in a small room just off the foyer of the restored 1938 main house. It features museum-style interpretive materials that tell the stories of the land and the people who lived and worked on it during the era following the Civil War—this period of change played a significant role in shaping the current Red Hills region.

The new Livingston exhibit also includes information about the important role of fire in the Red Hills.

The exhibit will open for viewing at the Red Hills Fall Field Day on October 27, 2023, and will be available for future events at Livingston.

The stories were brought to life in the exhibit by skilled staff at MAM Exhibit Design of St. Petersburg, Florida. Interactive touch screens are available for visitors who wish to learn more about the land use history and the Continental Field Trial Club. In addition, a diorama showcasing the local fire-dependent wildlife is on display to illustrate the property’s high biodiversity. The room also features life-sized silhouettes of Gerald and Eleanor Livingston, painted and printed on acrylic, which greet guests.

Kevin McGorty and Jessica Coker, both past employees of Tall Timbers, led the extensive historical research and scriptwriting needed to fill the exhibit with accurate and interesting information. Kim Sash, from Tall Timbers’ Biological Monitoring Program, developed the maps for the display and provided content on the many fascinating wildlife species included in the exhibit.

The new interpretive room recognizes the roles of the Livingston family and many others in interconnecting the sporting life with conservation to shape the Red Hills we know today.

Mary Anna Murphy, President of MAM Exhibit Design, poses with the opening signage for the Livingston exhibit.

About the Author
Brian Wiebler
The Tall Timbers Communications Director is always looking for an excuse to be outdoors. Birds, bikes, boats, boots... all good things for Brian. Originally from Iowa, he grew up in a family with a strong hunting and conservation ethic. This led to a career that has spanned from California to Florida with positions as a wildlife biologist, urban forester, and environmental planner, before landing "home" with Tall Timbers in 2016.
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