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Book honors Trailside Museum curator of 50 years

For more than 80 years, a very old house has claimed a small bit of Cook County Forest Preserve land along Thatcher Avenue in River Forest. Its purpose? To protect and care for the wildlife of Cook County. Now, the Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum of Natural History offers various public nature programs, guided hikes and tours for nature enthusiasts and school groups. But back in the Museum's hay day, one woman was considered to be the true "mother hen," of preserving wildlife in Cook County and running the Trailside Museum. Her name was Virginia, and her 52-year run as Trailside's curator is commemorated in a new book by former museum volunteer and River Forest resident Jane Morocco. Jane joins us in studio with her memories of Ms. Moe and what inspired her tribute ““Trailside Museum; The legacy of Virginia Moe.”

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