Homer, Alaska (January 23, 2024) – The Homer Society of Natural History, Inc. DBA Pratt Museum is incredibly grateful to be the recipient of a $5,000 Next Generation Fund of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation Grant. This contribution will allow for the repair of museum display cases in the permanent exhibits of the Pratt Museum, including the case of drawers relating to the popular “Gull Cam” exhibit in the Marine Gallery. Each drawer in the case pulls out to reveal specimens from the Museums extensive collection, including feet, wings and eggs of various species of local shorebirds. The Gull Cam itself allows visitors to the Museum to observe life on Gull Island in Kachemak Bay, with a limitless view of glaucous-winged gulls, kittiwakes, cormorants, and more. Gull Island is owned and managed by Seldovia Native Association, Inc. The Pratt Museum is granted a conditional use permit to place camera equipment on the island for educational and scientific purposes.
About the Pratt Museum The Pratt Museum was founded by The Homer Society of Natural History, Inc. in 1968. The mission of the Museum is to strengthen relationships between people and place through stories relevant to Kachemak Bay. It fulfills its mission by facilitating engagement between community members and strengthening understandings of our shared place. Through these activities, the unique relationship between the people and places of Kachemak Bay will be sustained far into the future. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Visit the Pratt Museum at 3779 Bartlett Street in Homer. Tel. (907) 235-8635. More information is available at www.prattmuseum.org