The American Pigeon Museum & Library

The American Pigeon Museum & Library (APM&L) was originally formed in 1973 as the American Homing Pigeon Institute (AHPI). In 1993, due to the efforts of the sport, the AHPI purchased the 10 acres where the World of Wings and APM&L now reside. The World of Wings was developed so people could come and learn about the many varieties of pigeons and to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. Through the last 40 years, the museum has collected historically significant items from various pigeon fanciers but received several major contributions of materials from prominent members of the hobby.

In 2013, the museum was moved into our new state-of-the-art building which was built on the west side of the property. The new facility is larger and offers more space and security for the display and storing of our collections. Our new facility opened in January 2014 and it has been continually receiving visitors since it’s opening. Our visitors include pigeon fanciers from all over the world and non-pigeon people who visit to learn about this amazing bird and how it’s earned its reputation as mans oldest feathered friend. This is an experience the entire family will enjoy!

APM&L Visitor Comments

Fantastic! Great displays! Beautiful pigeons. Excellent video detailing the historical feats of pigeons during wartime . Truly awesome.

Marie M.

APM&L Visitor Comments

Wonderful experience. Museum curator Lorrie Monteiro gave an excellent guided tour!

Carol W.

APM&L Visitor Comments

Wow what a lovely surprise…and so much information! This teacher gives it an A++!

Elaine B.

APM&L Visitor Comments

Outstanding! Very informative, interesting, professionally-done … no kidding, this is a must-see!

Brian D.

APM&L Visitor Comments

Just stopped in out of curiousity, I was totally amazed! Now pigeons actually impress me!

Chris T.

APM&L Visitor Comments

I truly had no idea the pigeon has contributed so much to our lives! Who knew? From the military, to news organizations, I was very impressed!

Brad K.

APM&L Visitor Comments

I’ve gained a whole new respect for the pigeon now after seeing all this! Myself, and my kids loved the whole experience. Put this on your list to do!

Diana C.

APM&L Visitor Comments

My husband was as impressed with your amazing museum as I was! The birds, the exhibits, all of it is exceptionally well done!

Nancy L.


In fierce fighting and deep in enemy territory, American pigeons carried life-or-death messages that radio and field phones could not.

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  • Otto Meyer

Otto Meyer

June 25th, 2015|0 Comments

The American Pigeon Museum and Library was gifted with the wonderful archival collection of Otto Meyer (1905-1991). The collection, approximately 6 c.f., consists of military documents, racing journals, family photographs, articles written by and about […]

Exhibits: Millard Sheets

Our newest exhibit is a few limited edition prints by Millard Sheets. Mr. Sheets was part of a small group of painters who developed a new style of watercolor painting in the 1930’s and 40’s. It became known as the California Regionlist school.

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