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Sheets Wildlife Museum holds After Hours

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015

A Chamber After Hours was held at Sheets Wildlife Museum on Thursday, July 23. The event took place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum located at 200 Safari Trail with more than 50 guests attending.

The Sheets Wildlife Museum is about preservation of wildlife, and a learning center with rotating exhibits, featuring displays from invited participants. The After Hours featured audio and video sources telling the story of Sumner Sheets’ wonderful experiences in the 56-seat theater. The theater also features a variety of wildlife films. Tours were conducted by interns of the wildlife displayed in their natural surroundings throughout the museum. Attendees learned that children can also discover the wonders of nature in an interactive area, and 75 lesson plans for K through 5, covering state standards in science, math, language, arts, social studies, visual arts and writing are a part of the program.

Chamber members from Huntington County and from other communities enjoyed the tours. They were treated to refreshments including beverages, fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese and crackers, meats and cookies.

Lauren Winterfeld is the executive director of the Sheets Wildlife Museum and Bob Zahm is president of its board. The Chamber thanks the staff and board of the Sheets Wildlife Museum for hosting the After Hours.

Shown in the photo from left, is an intern from the Sheets Wildlife Museum as she shares a story with Randi Lincoln, Inkworks, center, and Angie Huguenard and Mona Lill, both from MarketTeck in Fort Wayne.