Last Taxidermy Demonstration of the Season

The Murphy family of Prentice, Wis. watch Mike Orthober as he demonstrates the techniques of taxidermy.

Master taxidermist Mike Orthober of Egg Harbor will be at the Door County Historical Museum most of the day on Aug. 22 mounting a specimen for the museum’s “Seasons of Life” display. Orthober created the spectacular diorama over a period of years, and continues to add birds and other animals. This will be his last demonstration of the season.

Orthober is well known in the taxidermy field, having won many national and international awards, most recently “Best in World” for warm-water fish and “Second in World” for a non-game bird. He also judges World Taxidermy Championships and teaches others his methods.

The museum is open daily from 10 am to 4:30 pm May 1 to Oct. 31 and is located at 18 N. 4th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Admission to the museum is free but donations are welcome. For more information, call 920.743.5809 or email [email protected].