Owls

Owls

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The owl is sacred to Athena, goddess of wisdom. That is why some universities, such as Temple, Rice, and Southern Connecticut, chose the owl as a mascot. If you concur that owls may help you to make wise decisions, you would be wise to visit the Julian H. Sleeper House, where you can see over 720 of them.

These owls are made of glass, wood, china, crystal, paper, stone, Rookwood pottery, majolica, metal, fabric, and many other materials. We display owls incorporated into or designed as furniture, photo­graphs, prints, needlework, candles, letter openers, stamp dispensers, postcards, trade cards, statuary, shoe horns, coat hooks, ties, postage stamps, paperweights , trivets, teapots, bookends, hanging planters, and many more devices and functions.

Please note that as in natural history museums, our thirteen biological specimens have been verified as antique, and thus are in compliance with current environmental law.