Thx Wendy for the amazing tour of the museum!! It's a long way from Texas but it's a great way to take in both history and history of our industry!! So I traveled to Wisconsin and grabbed a local taxidermist (Clint Rickey) and drug him along for the tour! Seeing Akeley's muskrat group diorama which I believe is the first ever taxidermy diorama was amazing. Walter Pelzer's bison diorama and Wendy's recreations at the museum alone are def worth the price of admission. Having someone w the knowledge of Wendy giving us a tour and backstage details of both timeframe of when they were mounted and who was the taxidermist was inspirational to say the least! The Field Museum in Chicago last spring The Milwaukee Public Museum this summer And the American Museum of Natural History this fall and my Akeley museum tour is complete!! Thx again Wendy, your 35 years experience and knowledge is a priceless asset to the museum and it's going to be missed!!!