OPENS FRIDAY, MARCH 4:  These colorful original engravings were hand-tinted or published as chromolithographs (excepting one copper engraving).  The exhibit proudly includes nineteen octavo stone lithographs by John James Audubon, the self-trained artist, naturalist, and ornithologist. Other talented bird artists include Daniel Giraud Elliot, Joseph Wolf, and Titian Ramsey Peale (visited the Rocky Mountains in 1819).  This beautiful avian imagery is complemented by historical commentary, species traits, and information on the current status that birds are facing in today’s challenging world.

Avis Marvelous showcases 19th century lithographs from the Lee Silliman Collection and taxidermy specimens from the Montana Audubon Center.  ZooMontana and the Montana Audubon Center are partnering with the WHC to expand community education for the ornithology exhibit.

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5.   Thank you sponsors: Montana-Dakota Utilities, Bernie Rose and Boothill Inn & Suites.

Avis Marvelous curator Lee Silliman will speak at the museum at Noon on Thursday, June 2.