Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The American Pigeon Museum - AU's Next Door Neighbor

Curator's Note - March 2014

As many of you know, we launched the museum for the National Pigeon Association convention weekend in January and it was a great success. The museum had over 300 visitors in 3 days. They came from all over the United States and we had some international visitors as well.  There are some great images on the website. For now, the museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM and by appointment.

Since January, we have been blessed with numerous new donations. One in particular is a large pigeon basket from Her Majesty’s Royal loft in England.  

This is such an exciting time. We may have just begun but the museum continues to add to the collections and to develop new programs and exhibits. One way you can help is to become a member.   By becoming members, it helps us to grow and especially, care for the collections we have. Membership information will be added to the website so all the pigeon fanciers can take the opportunity to become members even if they can’t visit anytime soon. For now if you would like to become a member of the museum, just mail me the $25 membership fee (checks made out to The American Pigeon Museum) and your contact information. Send to The American Pigeon Museum & Library; 2300 NE 63rd Street; Oklahoma City, OK 73111. You will be given a membership card; 10% off in the gift shop; quarterly newsletter, and advanced notification for special events. Gift shop will be accessible online soon.

Upcoming events:

June 13 and June 14: Kick off Summer Event to welcome pigeon fanciers who haven’t had chance to visit yet and to invite the local community to see what we are doing here.  Museum will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM both days. There will be some local food trucks here selling refreshments. We will also be having a special exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of WWI. Jerome Pratt had given us two 16mm reels of WWI footage that I am having digitized at this time to be part of this exhibit. More information on the June celebration will follow.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments. And as always, thank you for your support!

Lorrie Monteiro, Curator
The American Pigeon Museum
2300 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
(405) 478-5155