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Taxidermy Hall of Fame Rebirth

In August of 1974 the third National Taxidermy Association convention was underway in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The fledgling organization had been going through some growing pains since its inception two years earlier in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Dissent among the board had already lead to some major disagreements about the direction the NTA would take. But one …

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~ In Memoriam 2016 ~

Cancer hit the taxidermy industry especially hard in 2016, taking most of the friends that we lost. 2016 will also go down in history as one of the most devastating years for loss of major celebrities. Dozens of musicians, actors, entertainers and world leaders who died during the year made for and endless parade of …

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The Arc of Taxidermy History

Taxidermy is on an upswing. If you had to chart the overall perception of our profession to the general public, it would have probably started going downhill in the 1960s after Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psyco” and remained low for many decades. In the past twenty years or so, taxidermy began to enjoy a renessaince of sorts …

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The Taxidermist’s Table 1898

I had known Stephen Rogers for 30 years, but we had never met in person until last month. As a contributor to Breakthrough Magazine starting in 1986, and later as one of our most prolific and appreciated writers on the Taxidermy Net Forum, we have corresponded countless times throughout the three decades of our long-distance …

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The Akeley Monument Dedication

Two years ago, on the 150th anniversary of Carl E. Akeley’s birth in Clarendon, New York, the local historical society hosted a birthday celebration and invited some of Akeley’s biggest supporters to speak. (More info here.) It was at that meeting that John Janelli’s long held dream of erecting a permanent monument on American soil …

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