Museum opens new exhibit
‘Save the Birds’ on display in New London
“Save the Birds: Celebrating 10 years” is now on display at the New London Public Museum.
Area artists partnered with the museum to exhibit works inspired by birds.
The exhibit also focuses on the preservation program launched 10 years ago to help maintain and grow the bird collection.
The New London Public Museum has more than 200 birds in the collection. Many of them a nearly a century old.
“We started the preservation program 10 years ago to save the birds and get our community involved with this amazing collection,” said Museum Director Christine Cross.
The original goal was to recruit sponsors for five birds every year. So far, people have sponsored 77 birds.
There are a number of ways to donate to help save the birds: stop by the museum and make a contribution to the feather fund box or sponsor a bird. Sponsorships range from $75 to $150.
The museum uses the money to professionally preserve each bird and to purchase needed materials for long-term care.
The “Save the Birds” exhibit will be open through Oct. 31.
The New London Public Museum features exhibits about local history, Native American culture and natural history and includes a research center.
Located at 406 S. Pearl St., the museum is open by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.newlondonwi.org/museum, like the museum on Facebook or contact 920-982-8520 or [email protected]