Roger Tory Peterson Institute

311 Curtis Street / Jamestown NY 14701 / 716.665.2473

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History continues the legacy of artist and naturalist Roger Tory Peterson by promoting the teaching and study of nature, and thereby creating knowledge of, and appreciation and responsibility for the natural world. RTPI can trace its roots to 1975 when M. Lorimer Moe, a longtime friend of Peterson's, formed a committee along with John D. Hamilton—President of the Gebbie Foundation of Jamestown, New York—and several other community members to plan an organization to honor Jamestown's most famous son.

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