Marlboro, Vermont: Taxidermy Museum, Albino CrittersAn albino porcupine and three extinct birds are among the extensive stuffed menagerie at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
- 7599 Vermont 9, Marlboro, VT
- Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, at the Hogback Mountain Scenic Overlook on Route 9, about 13 miles west of Brattleboro and 27 miles east of Bennington.
- Daily 10am - 5 pm Memorial Day- late Oct, WInters hours vary. (Call to verify)
- Adults $5, Children 5-12 $2, Seniors $3, under 5 free
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Visitor Tips and News About Taxidermy Museum, Albino Critters
This small natural history museum is one of Vermont's little known wonders. It is primarily the taxidermy collection of a man named Lumen Nelson who lived in the area from 1873-1966. It contains oevr 650 taxidermy specimens in small dioramas. The are several oddities in the collection including about a dozen albinos (groundhog, red squirrel, gray squirrel, robin, barn swallow, deer, porcupine, etc.). They also have a doe with horns and three extinct birds (passenger pigeon, heath hen, and eskimo curlew). The museum now has some live animal exhibits including owls and hawks.[Ed Metcalfe, 03/12/2006]