The New London Public Museum announces its newest exhibit Save the Birds. Paul Dominguez, a Wisconsin artist, partnered with NLPM pairing his colored pencil on wood drawings with specific bird mounts in the museum. The exhibit is also a fundraiser focused on the preservation of the NLPM bird collection. Mr. Dominguez’s artwork is for sale and part of the proceeds benefit the museum. The exhibit will be open through August 31.
The New London Public Museum has over 200 birds in the collection. Typically, over 130 are on display year round. Many of the birds at NLPM are close to or over 100 years old. They desperately need to be cleaned and preserved. We need your help! There are a number of ways to donate: stop by the museum and contribute what you want to the feather fund box, sponsor a bird for between $75-$200, purchase Paul Dominguez’s artwork at the museum. The money will be used to professionally preserve each bird and to purchase needed materials for long-term care. To find out more, visit the museum. We will keep working until every bird is safe.
If your group would be interested in learning more about the Save the Birds fundraiser and exhibit, contact Christine at 982-8520 and set up a presentation. She will come to your organization and tell you all about this one-of-a-kind exhibit and fundraiser.
The New London Public Museum is a place to discover something new. Exhibits include artifacts focusing on natural, local, and Native American history. The museum is located at 406 S. Pearl St., in the lower level of the New London Library, and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information go to the museum website www.newlondonwi.org/museum.htm or contact us at 920-982-8520. Come explore with us!