Marlboro, Vermont: Taxidermy Museum, Albino Critters

An 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) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $5, Children 5-12 $2, Seniors $3, under 5 free
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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]

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