All three men were schooled in the late 19th century intellectual tradition of "total culture". Hill was a physician as well as an amateur taxidermist. There is a photograph of Hill's taxidermy mounts on a parade float in Albany that was taken in 1911. Crawford was a photographer as well as an amateur archaeologist. And, Horner was a scholar as well as an educator and historian. Horner was an original member of the Oregon Geographic Names board in 1911, and became interested in heritage through the naming process.
The taxidermy collection is NOT currently on public display. As we organize and research the collection, sample photos and information will be posted to this web site.