The Lueshen Bird Library is currently closed to visitors.
The Lueshen Bird Library houses hundreds of books relating to ornithology and the study of nature. There is also a large viewing window overlooking bird feeders in the Verges Park garden and family-friendly nature activities.
Endowed by the estate of the late John and Willetta Lueshen, the Bird Library was organized on June 19, 1989. Willetta was a friend and teacher of the art of “birding.” She taught classes on birds at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
The Lueshen Bird Library is open daily and included with Museum Admission. Available on a computer in the front of the Museum, the public has the opportunity to view photos of many bird prints taken from nine volumes of “The Natural History of Birds of the United States,” created from 1808 – 1814 by Alexander Wilson of Philadelphia, PA. Our museum is one of very few who have this rare collection.
The Lueshen’s Birders Club meets in the Lueshen Bird Library at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of April, May, June, September, and October. For more information about Lueshen’s Birders, visit their website.