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Collection of various rocks

Collectors Day 2022

Saturday | October 01, 2022 | 10:00 am3:00 pm

Recommended for all ages
 

In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Bell Museum is excited to launch its first ever Collectors Day, a daylong event where members of the community are invited to share and showcase their own personal collections.

Visitors will interact with collectors as they share stories about their gathering process and their passion and enthusiasm about their collections. The Bell Museum will also invite visitors to learn more about its scientific collections and their important role in research and understanding natural history. This event is included in the cost of general admission.

Check out each collection: 

HORIZON HALL
Wangensteen Historical Library
Rock collection
“Dead Things,”  found natural history objects
Insect collection, with specimens from around the world
Dried mushrooms from Minnesota and Wisconsin
Troll dolls, 1980s-2000s
Minnesota Territory postmarks
Stuffed animals
19th Century farmstead items

FIRST FLOOR HALLWAY
Cephalopod fossils, 400-450 million years old
Oscilloscopes from last 70 years
Minerals and gemstones

COLLECTIONS COVE
Bell Museum Scientific Collection

EDUCATION WING
Evening bags and purses, 1920s-1950s
Last Supper pictures, mixed media

SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Minnesota-related cookbooks and pamphlets from the Doris S. Kirschner Cookbook Collection

NUCLEUS
Golden Nature Guides and insect collection
Dolls from different eras
Vintage to modern beer cans
Olson Family historical collection
Historic paleontology ephemera, artifacts and memorabilia
Photo placemats from travel locales
Personnel computing equipment, 1980s-90s

 

Thank you to our 150th Anniversary Sponsors

A variety of logos for General Mills, AgriGrowth, Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota Pork Board, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, and Minnesota Turkey Growers Association

Details

Date:
Saturday | October 01, 2022
Time:
10:00 am–3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue W
St Paul, 55113

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