November is Turkey Time at National Museum of Wildlife Art October 24, 2013  |  Categories: First Sunday

Left, creating at last year’s Harvest on the Hill; right turkey theme for this year’s event focuses on Walter Matia “Wild Turkeys” sculpture. Walter Matia (United States, b. 1953), Wild Turkeys, 2002. Bronze. 51 x 72 x 27 inches. Gift of The Orvis Company, John Drinko, and Leigh Perkins, National Museum of Wildlife Art. © Walter Matia.

November is Turkey Time at National Museum of Wildlife Art

 Annual First Sunday Harvest on the Hill family fun is free for locals

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – October 23, 2013 – Celebrate fall at the National Museum of Wildlife Art with fun for families on Sunday, November 3, that’s free for Jackson Hole area locals as the museum offers its annual Harvest on the Hill celebration.  The kickoff for the winter season of the museum’s popular First Sundays festivities, Harvest on the Hill takes a “Wild Turkey” theme in honor of the museum’s outdoor sculpture Wild Turkeys by Walter Matia. With live music, refreshments, turkey trivia and make-your-own-pinecone turkeys and turkey puppets, the day is sure to be a hit. Admission to the museum and Harvest on the Hill, including light refreshments of hot cocoa and cider, is free to area locals from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on November 3; activities begin at 11 a.m.


The schedule for the Nov. 3 Harvest on the Hill activities is as follows:

  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Trivia game on Walter Matia’s Wild Turkeys sculpture and screening of the remarkable documentary My Life as a Turkey every hour on the hour.
  • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Children’s activities including creating pinecone turkeys and turkey puppets
  • 12 – 3 p.m.: Music

First Sundays, which occurs the first Sunday of the month throughout the year, offers free museum visitation to area locals. The November Harvest on the Hill First Sunday event is sponsored by Wells Fargo and Jan & Larry Finch. Check for Harvest on the Hill details on activities, entertainment, and hands-on fun for kids on the museum website at, or call 307-733-5771.


In addition to its busy art exhibition schedule, the National Museum of Wildlife Art offers a full schedule of year-round community programming, with some 100 free events including art-making activities, films, lectures, Art in Action guest artists workshops, cultural fun on the museum’s new Sculpture Trail and much more. The museum also provides free high-quality educational enrichment for school children, from online and onsite curriculum for teachers to student art contests and thematic school tours. And the museum becomes a vibrant community gathering space during popular social happenings like its monthly First Sundays and Mix’d Media events.


A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe.  A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at  The museum is also active on Facebook and on Twitter at @WildlifeArtJH.


Media Contacts: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335,; Ponteir Sackrey, National Museum of Wildlife Art, 307.732.5444,