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Birdman of Koshkonong

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Category: Education
Start date: 08 May 2021 02:00 PM
End date: 08 May 2021 03:00 PM
Street / Location:
City / town: Milwaukee, WIsconsin
Country: Wisconsin, USA
Organizer: Swedish American Historical Society of WI, Inc.
Name: Bev Olson Wenzel
Email: swedishamericanhistoricalwisc@gmail.
Phone: 262.781.6113
Homepage: www.sahswi.org

The Birdman of Koshkonong
Saturday, May 8th, 2021 – 2 p.m. via ZOOM

SAHSWI Board member and award-winning author Martha Bergland will present excerpts from her book The Birdman of Koshkonong published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Her book describes the life of Naturalist Thure Kumlien, one of Wisconsin’s earliest Swedish settlers and an accomplished ornithologist, botanist, and naturalist in the mid-1800s.
He settled on the shore of Lake Koshkonong in 1843 and soon began sending bird specimens to museums and collectors in Europe and the eastern United States, including the Smithsonian. Later, he prepared natural history exhibits for the University of Wisconsin and became the first curator of the new Milwaukee Public Museum.
Visit our website at www.sahswi.org for the link to join our ZOOM meeting at 2 p.m., May 8, 2021 for this presentation. No pre-registration required.