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Atka the wolf visiting New Canaan Historical Society

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On Saturday, January 12 at 3 p.m. Atka, a beautiful white wolf will pay a visit to the New Canaan Historical Society in conjunction with the current exhibit, “Little Red Riding Hood Visits the Historical Society,” on display until March 2.

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Little red Riding Hood is a fairy tale that has fascinated generations from the 1800s to the present day. To celebrate this tale, collector, Peg Rice has amassed all things “Little Red” and much of her vast and impressive collection is on display at the New Canaan Historical Society located on 13 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan.

On January 12 at 3 p.m. the Society will welcome a special guest on behalf of Little Red Riding Hood Atka, a wolf ambassador from the Wolf Conservation Center.  The program begins with an informative and entertaining look at the history of wolves in North America, their biology and the mythology that surrounds them. Atka is a beautiful wolf that loves to meet people, and, as a great “wolf teacher,” he will educate all in attendance on the importance of his wild “brothers and sisters”!  Atka always receives rave reviews and never fails to impress children and adults alike!

Atka is the oldest ambassador wolf at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC). He arrived at the WCC from Minnesota when he was just 8 days old. The WCC staff, volunteers, ambassador wolves and Eno raised him. Eno was the WCC’s resident German Shepherd and ambassador wolf nanny.

Atka’s visit will be an indoor event and is appropriate for all ages Atka: $10 per person

Seeing Red exhibit: $5 per person Atka + Exhibit: $13 per person. Reservations are not necessary. For additional information http://www.nchistory.org. For regional information www.visitwesternct.com.

About the New Canaan Historical Society

Founded in 1889, he New Canaan Historical Society has carried out its mission “to bring together and arrange the historical events of the town of New Canaan, the genealogies of the families who have lived in the town, to form a library and to collect relics and curiosities, to form a museum.”

About the Wolf Conservation Center

The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future. It was founded in 1999. For more information visit http://nywolf.org.

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