Freeman is awarded a taxidermy diploma.

In 1910, Oliver Nestus Freeman obtained a diploma from the Northwestern School of Taxidermy, which taught mail-order correspondence lessons in removing and treating animal hides and mounting preserved animal specimens. 

Courtesy of Freeman Round House and African-American Museum.


  1. If this is the same member of the Freeman family that lived up the street from my house as a child and had a house located what was then Wainwright St headed towards Ward Blvd., he mounted and preserved a many animal specimens and had life sized animals all over his front yard. As children, we were scared to walk past the house!! I think he even had live water animals in a front yard pond.

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