Another vird sponsor steps forward
The New London Public Museum announces another Save the Birds sponsor! An anonymous donor decided to sponsor the Saw-Whet owl in the museum’s collection. With this donation, NLPM will be able to have the saw-whet cleaned and preserved.
William Sitz collected the Saw-Whet Owl in December of 1922 in New London and donated it to the museum in 1923. Cleaning old bird mounts is the most difficult aspect of taxidermy restoration. Even this small owl will take our expert around 25 hours to restore.
The New London Public Museum has over 200 birds in the collection. Typically, over 130 are on display year round. Most 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 or sponsor a bird for between $75-$200. All the money raised will be used to professionally preserve each bird and to purchase needed materials for long-term care. To find out more, visit the museum.
If your group would be interested in learning more about the Save the Birds fundraiser and exhibit, contact Christine at 982-8520 to set up a presentation. She will come to your organization and tell you all about this unique 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 and 10-1 Saturday. 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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