HINCKLEY — The L.C.Bates Museum has planned the following September events.

• Passenger Pigeon Day will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.

What happened to the Passenger Pigeon, perhaps the largest population of birds in North America? Why did they become extinct on September 1st of 1914? Find out the story of the Passenger Pigeon on the hundred year anniversary of their extinction. Discover what you can do for animals and plants around you.

• International Moon Night is set for 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 6.

Participants can learn what the moon is made of, how it formed and what are the mysteries of the only other surface in the solar system that humans have set foot on.

• Make Shell pictures with Treasures from the Sea is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

Use unique, colorful and varied sea shells create a picture.

• How to use a Printing Press will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday Sept. 13.

See how people managed before computers or typewriters. Participants can try a hand at setting type on an Acorn press from the 1850s.

• Leaves and their Colors and Why they change is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

Collect and study the different deciduous leaves that make fall beautiful in Maine.

• Fall Celebration Walk will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday Sept. 20.

Participants can discover leaf changes that have just started, animal habits this time of year and the incredible story of migration.

• Smithsonian Museum Day is Saturday, Sept. 27. Museums around the world are free on this day with a Smithsonian Magazine “ticket” available at their website. Crafts are available to make and take home.

• Capturing Birds on Paper, is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Go on a hunt In the Museum’s Audubon Room and draw one or more of the amazing bird mounts you find.

The L.C Bates Museum is located on U.S. Route 201. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 238-4250 or email [email protected]

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