Mundane table hosts great minds—Eight days in the Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Birds

There is a simple, sturdy, glass covered wooden table, approximately 8’ x 3 ½’, located in the library of the Division of Birds at the Smithsonian Institution. It has been the center of Christmas parties, retirement parties, birthdays, Alex Wetmore’s 88th birthday party (former Smithsonian Institution Secretary and ornithologist), at least one baby shower, and
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