Category Archive: History

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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~ In Memoriam 2015 ~

At the start of a new year we pause to reflect upon the losses to our friends and colleagues in the taxidermy profession during the last twelve months. Artists, family members, industry pioneers, and journeymen taxidermists were among the ones who left us due to illness, accident, unfortunate circumstances or the passing of time. We …

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Brian Noody’s 9/11 Experience

September 11, 2001 is a date that is seared into all of our collective memories. Our perception of the world can be divided into the time before that fateful day and the time that has come after it. We all have our stories of what we were doing that morning when we first heard the …

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The Old Lion: Akeley & Roosevelt

Winning the Taxidermist of the Year Award at the National Taxidermists Association convention has always been a top honor. Last month at the NTA convention in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this honor was kicked up into the stratosphere by the creation of a special trophy created by sculptor Doug Eck of North Dakota. As this beautiful new …

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~ In Memoriam 2014 ~

Despite our best efforts to hold on to the past, time marches on relentlessly. As 2014 comes to a close, we pause to pay tribute and reflect on the family, friends and colleagues that we lost during the year. In my family, the circle of life in 2014 was bittersweet. I lost my only sister …

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