Birds! Exhibit Opening

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Birds! Exhibit Opening

May 29, 2019


Neville Public Museum opening brand new Natural History Exhibit – Birds!     

Green Bay, WI—May 29, 2019— From helping engineer our forests to being one of the biggest trends in fashion, birds have had an impact on our lives. Birds explores our relationship with these feathered creatures through the Neville’s collection of taxidermy and art.   

"I am excited for Birds to open,” said James Peth Museum Research Technician and Curator of the exhibit. “I’m thrilled that visitors will get to experience a large part of the museum’s natural history collection that has not been out in such volume before. The main inspiration for the exhibit is the relationship between birds and people. Exploring this concept has given us the exciting chance to mix art and science." 

Opening June 15, 2019, Birds features 150 taxidermy specimens, 88 eggs, 10 nests, 50 pieces of art, and 25 artifacts featuring birds in fashion from the collection of the Neville Public Museum.  

“I also wish to acknowledge our community partners - Brown County Parks, NEW Zoo, The Port of Green Bay, Brown County Resource Recovery, Brown County Land and Water Conservation, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Richter Museum of Natural History who provided additional content for the exhibit,” said Peth. 

About the Neville Public Museum Collection The Neville Public Museum Collections Department supports the museum's mission through the management and preservation of our collections. There are over one million items in the permanent collections, including historic artifacts, original artworks, archeological objects, still photographs and film.    

For more information about Birds and other upcoming exhibits please visit 

Submitted by:
Beth A. Lemke
Executive Director
[email protected]
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303

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