Wrapping Up The Semester: Overview and Accomplishments

The museum has had a productive and busy semester. Our collective efforts have allowed us to put on successful museum events, improve the museum exhibits and programs, and reach out to the community as a whole.   During this Fall Semester, we have accomplished the following:   A reusable display was made for traveling advertisement and for …

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Exploring the Museum Collections at UMich

by Katherine and Elisabeth Sorrows First Day at University of Michigan We got to interact with current PhD students, meet with an EC alum who works in the museum, explore the collections and museum and talk to the museum staff. We will focus this week on our interactions with the collections. Look NEXT week for …

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What to Do With Your Pet Rock Collection

Some people collect stamps, others collect state quarters, and others collect natural history artifacts. When I was a kid, I had a whole drawer full of rocks that I had picked up out of the backyard and the park. That's how Joseph Moore started his collection, too, just keeping all of the interesting artifacts and …

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New Residents at the Joseph Moore Museum

Not long ago, the staff at the museum discovered a new species in the Marshes of Indiana diorama. A tiny residence, suitable for only the smallest of creatures, now sits in the corner of the exhibit. What a marvel it is! These new inhabitants used all the bits and pieces left over from other displays around …

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How to Name a Dragon

Here at the museum, the contest for bearded dragon names is heating up! The museum staff has narrowed the options down to two, Custard and Kazul, for you to vote on (click here if you haven't voted yet!). Our Facebook page has been exploding with votes from our followers-thanks to all who have voted! We're …

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Open House a Smashing Success

The open house for Joseph Moore's 44th birthday was held on February 29th, 2012 from 1 pm until 1 am in the museum. The event drew about 350 visitors to the museum and excitement abounded. The day featured several special events, including the unveiling of the museum's new Honeycreeper exhibit (showcasing museum director Heather Lerner's …

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