Taxidermists to be featured at museum


BYRON – On Saturday, Feb. 26 the Byron Museum of History will be hosting three award winning taxidermist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local taxidermists Jim Hess, Richard Ward, and Bob Wagner will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their techniques while working on their current projects.

Finished mounts will be displayed along with several touchable hides. Visitors will see a wide array of fish, birds and mammals. Museum admission is always free.

The museum’s Spring Art Show will be open and you can also get your tickets for the Great American Quilt Raffle. You’ll have four chances to win a quilt with each ticket $1 or buy six tickets for $5. The Byron Women’s Club will be selling raffle tickets to raise funds for their local scholarships. See all four quilts on display at the Byron Museum.

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving the Byron area’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. The Museum Complex consists of a large exhibit hall with varied displays and encompasses the historic Read House - which is a listed site on the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Permanent museum exhibits include; Agriculture Then and Now, Underground Railroad, Local Veterans, Byron Business, Outhouses, Trains, and A.G. Spalding. Open Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., located at 110 North Union Street, Byron IL 61010.