The Virginia Museum of Natural History’s new “Living Off the Land” exhibit will show the many ways in which humans depend on nature. The exhibit will include information about Virginia’s wildlife, modern and ancient hunting and fishing methods, and the evolution of the rifle.

VMNH staff members, educators and scientists developed the exhibit in partnership with the NWTF. It will be open from June 4 until Jan. 14, 2012. NWTF members will receive discounts on VMNH museum admission and in the museum’s gift shop. NWTF merchandise will be available for purchase during the course of the exhibit.

The “Living Off the Land” exhibit will include several fascinating elements, such as a collection of trophy deer mounts, a large collection of firearms, information and displays highlighting fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities in Virginia. The NWTF, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Orvis and other individuals and organizations loaned items for the exhibit.

All NWTF members are invited to attend a reception to honor the opening of the exhibit from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on June 2. If you plan on attending the reception please RSVP to charlotte.harter@vmnh.virginia.gov by May 31.

Opening Reception
June 2, 2011
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Great Hall
21 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 634-4141
information@vmnh.virginia.gov

NWTF chapters are also able to schedule a behind the scenes group tour. Contact Ryan Barber at (276) 634 4141 for more information.

The museum is also hosting a “Live Off The Land” Festival from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 4. Click here for more information on the festival.

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