I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum

What: The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum 

Where: 705 Kindermack Road
              Oradell, NJ

Who: All ages

The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum is one of only five museums in the United States completely dedicated to the display of wildlife-related art. It was established in 1957 and is located in what used to be the carriage house of the Blauvelt Mansion. Hiram Blauvelt was a philanthropist, conservationist, and collector who was interested in protecting and promoting wildlife. Although the museum originally opened as a natural history museum, it is currently a showcase for contemporary wildlife artist's work.

The museum's small size and its animal-related focus make it a good choice for even the youngest of visitors. The current exhibit at the museum, A Life in the Wild,  revolves around the works of nature photographer, Thomas A. Mangelson. It includes a series of gorgeous landscapes and incredible animal photographs that are really quite beautiful to behold. This exhibit will run through April 30, 2021.  

There are also some permanent exhibits in the museum including both paintings and sculptures. There are several sculptures located outside the museum as well.  It should be noted that only photos of the outside artwork are permitted at the museum. No photography is permitted inside the building. Accordingly, there is really no way to see the majority of the works of art contained there including the current special exhibit without visiting the museum.It is definitely worth a visit if you are close enough to be able to to go.

And that's our view. 

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Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.


  1. I live so close to this and never knew what was in that building! I'm definitely planning on visiting this spring! Thanks for sharing.

    1. You're welcome. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.