In preparation for some changes coming to our main lobby space, we had to wrap our Lancaster Eagle figurehead this morning.
We had to wrap the not so little fella because work is being done to the wall behind him for our soon to come exploration theater. There will be a nice mural featuring various explorers behind him, which I am looking forward to seeing. I have talked about the eagle before on the blog, but I will give some brief background information on him again. He was carved in 1880/1881 by famous carver John Haley Bellamy for the ship USS Lancaster. The eagle is 10′ tall with a 19’4″ wingspan and weighs about 3200 pounds. This is one of our prized collection pieces and is incredibly fragile, so we have to take extreme caution when any work is to be done in the lobby around it.