Current Exhibits
On display now in the John L. Wehle Gallery

"Duck, Duck Shoot! The Story of American Waterbirds"

Explore the hunting of waterbirds, moving from sustenance hunting to excessive hunting, from near destruction of waterbirds to an environmentally conscious and sustainable American pastime. Wildlife artists, public awareness of waterbirds, advancements in hunting technology, legislative efforts, and a taste (literal) for waterfowl underpin this evolution across the centuries. 

Oil, acrylic, and watercolor, colored lithograph and sculpture, stuffed waterfowl, waterfowling pieces (firearms) and hunting technologies, duck and waterbird decoys, waterfowl and duck culinary tools, duck and waterbird stamps, and hunting attire for both men and women will be featured in this multi-faceted exhibition.

"Becoming Gendered: Garment as Gender Artifact"


Coming to the John L. Wehle Gallery in May of 2023, Becoming Gendered, Garment as Gender Artifact is a multimedia exhibit exploring how 19th-century Americans performed and navigated the changing landscape of gendered fashion.

Becoming Gendered offers guests a wide variety of historic gendered garments for men, women, and children spanning over a century. Hegemonic gendered clothing for adult men and women is compared to the development of recreational and leisurewear. Understructures for men, women and even children are exhibited as evolving tools worn to achieve gendered ideals.  Challenging these 19th-century gendered norms in fashion and garment are the Dandy, the Bloomer, Dress Reformers and Women’s Rights advocates, the lady cyclist, female impersonators, and religious leaders such as the Public Universal Friend. Hodinöhsö:ni’ garment is exhibited as an entry-point into the discussion of how the Western gender binary system directly affects the gendering of 19th-century Hodinöhsö:ni’ clothing.  

"Tools, Treatments, and Tricks: Medicine in the 19th Century"


This exhibit in the lobby of the John L. Wehle Gallery explores medical practices, oddities, and remedies of the 19th century. Peruse the fascinating items in the display to learn more about local connections to 19th-century medical advancements, tonics and medicinal solutions, and fascinating tools of the trade. This exhibit will be on display 

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