The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling

Hurstville Interpretive Center, Jackson County

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Join us for an afternoon of entertainment with theater artist Tom Milligan preforming the story of Jay N. “Ding” Darling.

In this 45-minute presentation, Jay N. “Ding” Darling visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at The Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City where as a young boy where he became aware of the natural world around him while developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he recalls his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include two Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoons for the Register and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist. From the introduction of The Duck Stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling’s influence was felt not only through his cartoons but his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most important members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today. 

Thanks to Humanities Iowa, the Mellon Foundation and Friends of Jackson County Conservation, this program is free and open to the public.​

J.N. Ding Darling

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The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling


Sunday, April 8, 2018
1:00 PM - 12:00 PM


Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
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