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History Revealed: The Bell Museum

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Natural Curiosity: The Story of the Bell Museum.
Don Luce

History Revealed Series
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 7:00 pm

In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library
Live presentation on Zoom
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Since its humble start in 1872 as a one-room cabinet of curiosities, the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum of natural history has become one of the state’s most important cultural institutions. From its conception as part of a state-mandated geological and natural history survey, to its most recent ventures into technology, environmental science, and DNA sequencing, the Bell Museum has informed, explained, and expanded our relationship to the natural world. Drawing on a wealth of materials unearthed during the museum’s recent move, the gorgeously illustrated book, A Natural Curiosity, chronicles the remarkable discoveries and personalities that have made the Bell Museum what it is today.

To order the book, see University of Minnesota Press: A Natural Curiosity

Don Luce was Bell Museum Curator of Exhibits. For more than forty years he curated most of the museum’s temporary exhibitions, including Exploring Evolution, The Lion’s Mane, Wildlife Art in America, and Audubon and the Art of Birds. He initiated the Bell’s traveling exhibitions program, developed and expanded its natural history art collection, and played a key role in the conception and design of the new museum’s permanent exhibit gallery, Minnesota Journeys.

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Date:
July 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ramsey County Historical Society
Phone:
651-222-0701
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info(at)rchs.com
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