In 1929, a young Wilbur May set sail for Kenya, Africa. Over the next nine months he traveled the continent, exploring, hunting, and photographing the people, places, and animals he encountered.
The On Safari exhibition at the May Museum highlights the journey – the first of many that Wilbur May would take during his life. The exhibition features dozens of never-before-seen photographs from his adventure, along with artifacts from the May Museum archive.
It also makes a link between Wilbur and Martin & Osa Johnson (the subjects of the Museum’s other exhibition “Married to Adventure”) through a single photograph discovered in Wilbur May’s photo album.
“Even if Wilbur didn’t personally know Martin and Osa, he certainly would have been inspired by their adventures,” says assistant curator Samantha Szesciorka. “This exhibition really shows how Wilbur fell in love with traveling the world.”
Go On Safari with Wilbur May though October 30. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors, and $8.00 for children, which also includes admission into the Married to Adventure exhibition and the May collection.