Press Release: Terrace Hill Presents "The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling"

Thursday, June 6, 2019

For Release: Immediately
Subject: Terrace Hill Presents “The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling”
Contact: Molly Thompson, Terrace Hill Communications & Event Coordinator / 515.281.7205

Terrace Hill is presenting a free educational program, “The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling,” as part of our 150th anniversary celebration! Join us on Thursday, July 18th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Terrace Hill drawing room for this one man show presented by Iowa actor Tom Milligan.

In this hour long presentation, Jay N. "Ding" Darling visits with the audience in his 11th floor office at The Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City, where he became aware of the natural world around him, as well as his developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he reflects upon 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 through his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most influential members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today. 

This is a free program, but advance registration is required as space is limited. Please contact Molly Thompson, Terrace Hill event coordinator, to make a reservation. Email or call 515-281-7205.

Terrace Hill, Iowa Governor’s Residence and National Historic Landmark, is located at 2300 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. Guided tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 am-1:30 pm. Walk-ins are welcome; reservations are requested for groups larger than 10. For more information on events and tours visit

Printed from the Terrace Hill website on July 11, 2020 at 3:49am.