Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Eagle art in Wabasha March 21, 2014

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An eagle sculpture defines the exterior of the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.

Two eagle sculptures (one atop the dome) define the exterior of the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota.

WITH ALL THAT THE NATIONAL Eagle Center in Wabasha offers, it is perhaps easy to overlook the art.

Art, eagle head 3

But the eagle sculptures and other artwork showcased in this Mississippi River side building deserve study and appreciation.

Art, eagle painting

The eagle possesses a certain strength and beauty worthy of symbolizing the United States of America. As such, many artists have recreated this symbol of freedom.

The Bicentennial Eagle by A. Giannelli.

The Bicentennial Eagle by A. Giannelli.

From a sterling silver and 24K gold sculpture by A. Giannelli to a child’s colored drawing of an eagle discovered on a shelf, art abounds in this Minnesota eagle center.

Art, colored eagle

Simply look and you will see.

Art, eagle head 2


Art, eagle mugs

In the gift shop.

Art, feathers

In a wing on display (although not from an eagle).

Art, eagle head



CHECK BACK for a post on more art, this time outside of the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.

Click here to read my first post on the eagle center.

© Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


12 Responses to “Eagle art in Wabasha”

  1. Beth Ann Says:

    Great art! When Chris and I talked about making a visit here we decided we had probably driven through this town but did not know of this great place. Definitely on our to do list now! Thanks for the tour ahead of time.

  2. Beautiful Art Captures:) Happy Weekend!

  3. Thread crazy Says:

    One of these days Audrey, I hope to see an eagle in their natural habitat; have seen them at the zoo but that’s not quite the same. Enjoyed your post.

  4. You know what fascinates me most about eagles? Those severe beaks.

  5. treadlemusic Says:

    Beautiful. Counted about a dozen eagles in a tree on our way to La Crosse this morning. Said to DH….it must be a really strong tree to support all that feathered weight!!!!!!

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