O.C. Marsh Evening Lecture Series

The O.C. Marsh Evening Lecture Series can be accessed by 1866 Society Members and those who have purchased or renewed a Museum membership at the Zallinger Fellows, Ostrom Fellows, or Marsh Fellows level. Click here to purchase online. Please contact Chris Renton at Christopher.renton@yale.edu or 203.432.8837 with any questions regarding this program and upcoming speakers. We hope to see you at the next lecture!


Fall Semester 2019


Peabody in the Field: Fish Evolution from Antarctica to the Appalachians

Wednesday, September 25, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

With Dr. Thomas Near

Bingham Oceanographic Curator of Ichthyology;

Professor and Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,

Head of Saybrook College at Yale University


Complimentary cocktail reception to follow


Antarctic icefish with white blood and genes for producing antifreeze; the North American darters as beautiful and brightly-colored as their reef-dwelling cousins. Dr. Near will detail his current research and teaching at Yale and offer insight into the evolutionary processes that have shaped these incredible species.




Lost in New Haven: Exclusive Tour

Thursday, October 10, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

OFF-SITE LOCATION—424 Grand Avenue, New Haven

With Robert S. Greenberg
Artist and Collector


Complimentary cocktail reception to follow


View an ever-expanding collection of New Haven’s illustrious past with authentic artifacts and stories from the individuals and families who built this city. Lost in New Haven is located in the city’s first bus depot, a 1920s structure built during the last days of the trolley system. See how New Haven ingenuity and innovation have helped shape the American experience.



Green Skies, Blue Beards, and Purple Sheep: Experiencing Color in Ancient Mesopotamia

Thursday, November 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
With Shiyanthi Thavapalan
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University

Complimentary cocktail reception to follow


History books often present the past in black and white. Yale graduate Shiyanthi Thavapalan overturns western, monochromatic aesthetics by restoring color to the objects of the ancient world. Her lecture renders the past—its art, fashion, social codes, and cultural struggles—in all its rich and forgotten colors.



Click here to see a list of upcoming talks at the Peabody