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May 6, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual event hosted by the Columbus Public Library
Columbus, WI 53925
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The Birdman of Koshkonong: Martha Bergland

Thursday, May 6, 2021

In 1834, Thure Kumlien settled on the shore of Lake Koshkonong. Kumlien, an accomplished ornithologist, botanist, and naturalist soon began sending bird specimens to museums and collectors in Europe and the eastern United States. Later, he prepared natural history exhibits for the newly established University of Wisconsin and became the first curator of the new Milwaukee Public Museum. For all of his achievements, Kumlien never gained widespread notoriety. As this carefully researched and lovingly rendered biography proves, Thure Kumlien deserves to be remembered as one of Wisconsin’s most influential naturalists. Registration is required. Visit the Columbus Public Library's website to find the registration link.