Thursday, May 28, 2015


Nation’s Only Museum Devoted to the 5,000 Year History of Humans Raising Pigeons
Celebrates with Special Events - June 19 & 20

Oklahoma City, OK – May 29, 2015 – The world’s first public museum dedicated to domestic pigeons invites everyone to join in the festivities in Oklahoma City.  The American Pigeon Museum is celebrating a successful year with new displays honoring the US Army Signal Corps and most especially the pigeoneers of the Pigeon Service;  Major Otto Meyer; and the daring feats of America’s pigeons that served in WWI and WWII. Lorrie Monteiro has worked with the Center of Military History in securing a loan of one of these preserved pigeon heroes from WWI. Monteiro said, “These birds that flew in  WWI and WWII saved many lives due to their strength, intelligence, and feats of valor. We are honored to be able to bring this to the American public, courtesy of the Center of Military History.”

This event will also highlight new art exhibits in the museum.
·         Bowditch+Zeltner : Quotes and illustrations by Fiona Bowditch (london, UK) & Daniel
 Zeltner (basel, CH).

·         Millard Sheets: part of a small group of painters who developed a new style of watercolor painting in the 1930's and 40's. It became known as the California Regionalist School.
  •  Lucien van Oosten, artist and author :There will be discussion and book signing.
  • Michael Middleton: Photography exhibit of city pigeons around the world.

The special event, the museum’s Kick-Off Summer event, will be on June 19th from 10am to 4pm and on Saturday from 10am to 4pm as well.  Additional events during the opening include:
  • White pigeon release
  • Local food trucks will be on the grounds to offer a range of tasty treats
  • Live fancy pigeons on display
  • Children’s activities and more

The museum is located at 2300 NE 63rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73111.  Complete details on the museum and the opening events can be found at The American Pigeon Museum.

Lorrie Monteiro
The American Pigeon Museum