The New London Public Museum’s exhibit Save the Birds with artwork by Wisconsin artist, Paul Dominguez, closes on August 31. Mr. Dominquez unique colored pencil on wood drawings helped create a unique exhibit for 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 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 before August 31.
Two birds have been sponsored and removed from the museum, Mike and Barbara Laib sponsored the Tundra Swan and Ron Steinhorst sponsored one of the Snowy Owls. The donations are being used to professionally preserve each bird. To find out more, visit the museum. We will keep accepting bird sponsorships 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!
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