Sycamore, IL- The Midwest Museum of Natural History creates new group for nature enthusiasts’ ages 62 or better.  The new “Museum Pride” group takes flight with their first lecture presentation, “Birds 101” with guest lecturer Bob Bailey. This feather friendly presentation is followed by a delicious luncheon.

The Midwest Museum of Natural History invites nature enthusiasts ages 62 and better to join them on Wednesday, June 9, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, for a Museum Pride Luncheon and Lecture. Our featured speaker will be Bob Bailey from Wild Birds Unlimited in Rockford. Bailey’s presentation, “Birds 101,” will guide you through how best to attract birds to your backyard using proper feeders, seed, water, and shelter. Bob’s presentation will be followed by lunch and ample time for participants to explore the museum at their leisure. Registration is required and the cost is $2, plus museum admission. Call 815-895-9777 to register today!

This year’s Museum Pride events are sponsored by a generous grant from the Mary E. Stevens Lecture and Concert Fund. “We have a very strong senior community that are wonderful supporters of the museum,” notes Director Molly Holman. “We wanted to form a special group to serve them and their interests.”  Holman adds, “Bob’s ‘Birds 101’ is an entertaining and informative presentation which will provide the audience with a straightforward guide on how best to attract the birds you hope to see in your backyard.”  Each Museum Pride event will feature a new topic that you won’t want to miss.  The next Museum Pride event will take place in September.

The Midwest Museum of Natural History is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to inspire an appreciation for the great diversity of the natural environment and human culture through education and recreation. To learn more about The Midwest Museum of Natural History and upcoming events, visit us today at

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