The American Pigeon Museum & Library
The American Pigeon Museum & Library was founded in 1973 to preserve the rich heritage of the domestic pigeon, act as a repository for documents and artifacts related to the family Columbidae, and to serve as an educational resource.
2300 N.E. 63rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Hours of Operation:
- Fridays and Saturdays 10 Am to 4 PM and by appointment.
- Call Lorrie at 405-478-5155 for information
Contact & Other Information:
- Office: 405.478.5155
- Email: TheAmericanPigeonMuseum@gmail.com
- Facebook Page: The American Pigeon Museum
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePigeonMuseum
Curator’s Note for October 2014
Well, it has been 4 months since the Grand Opening and things are going well. We have had visitors from all over the world every day we are open. Many groups (mostly seniors and school groups) have been making appointments to tour the museum. This is such a great start for the museum so thank you for visiting and if you haven’t yet, we look forward to seeing you.
We am currently working on some programs for school and scouting groups. Not only is the museum educational but with the live birds and the beautiful area next door, we have a lot to offer groups. Of note, the Oklahoma Pigeon Breeders Association is having their Young Bird Show & Swap Meet here on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 8AM to 1PM. For more information contact Steve Prieto at (405) 390-8472 or email@example.com.
We would like to hear from you. If there is something special you would like to see at the museum or a special exhibit we should do, let us know. We are working on some things for 2015 but can always use some fresh ideas.
Also keep watch on the website, we will be opening an online gift shop soon. We are also adding more information regarding the brick program.
I would like to thank all of you who have become members because with your support, we will continue to take good care of the collections and develop new exhibits. Your support will help me to purchase new display cases since now we are open, I have had numerous donations of objects and memorabilia. It is an exciting time and we need to keep up this great momentum.
Your Curator, Lorrie Monteiro
Grand Opening Event
On June 13th and 14th our museum hosted a grand-opening event to celebrate the beginning of summer and show the local community how much we have grown. The positive support we received greatly exceeded our expectations, as we welcomed visitors from the local Oklahoma community and all over the country.
On Friday, a group of pigeons brought to us by Randy Goodpasture were released in front of the museum to mark the occasion. It was a thrill to have with us Senator Constance Johnson as well as a representative from the office of Senator Tom Coburn. Senator Johnson presented our curator and the museum with a special citation of congratulations. We were also happy to have a few local food trucks come out and feed our hungry patrons. For a demonstration, a group of fancy pigeons were set out for display and visitors were given interesting facts about various breeds, how a pigeon is caredfor and their habits.
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to come have fun with us! Continued support and interest from the public is vital not only to our museum, but to the preservation of this amazing bird's history. We hope to continue with this great momentum in the coming months and invite you to come and visit.