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McClung museum hosts ‘Darwin Day’ celebration

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture began hosting “Darwin Day” by celebrating Charles Darwin’s birthday as a way to begin the week-long event celebrating Darwin on Monday, Feb. 9.

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McClung Museum hosts historically inspired artists

On Monday Feb. 2, McClung Museum hosted a printmaking artist panel for the “Drawn from the McClung Museum” exhibit. This exhibit is where print makers chose museum artifacts to inspire their art and will be up until May 24.

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Arab Cultural Fair Photo Gallery

The Arab Cultural Fair showcased Arab art, music, food, dance and museum displays on Friday, Sept. 19, at Circle Park and the McClung Museum.

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Wall Street Journal medical writer to speak at McClung

Ron Winslow, a distinguished science writer for the Wall Street Journal, will speak on March 11 at the McClung Museum for the 22nd installment of the Alfred and Julia Hill lecture series. Winslow is widely recognized as the dean of medical writing by journalists, editors and scientists. He will be presenting “Covering Science: Worst of [...]

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McClung museum offers family event day

McClung Museum opened its doors Saturday, Nov. 2 for another family activity day. The free event spotlighted the museum’s Pueblo-to-Pueblo exhibit and featured pottery clay-related activities along with tours of the museum. The museum has done family activity days for about a year said Debbie Woodiel, a museum employee. The museum will start having the [...]

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Egytology professor educates students on animal mummies

McClung Museum held another of its 50th anniversary lectures on Oct. 15 presented by Salima Ikram, a professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. The lecture discussed mummified animals and how the Egyptians thought they were used in the afterlife. Ancient Egyptians wanted to take their beloved pets to the afterlife with them. [...]

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UT archaeology professors speak on study in Jordan

Erin and Robert Darby, Ph.Ds, gave a lecture describing their recent archaeological discoveries at the Ayn Gharandal Excavation site in Jordan. The event took place on Oct. 8 in the McClung Museum Lecture Hall.   The American Institutes of Architects (AIA) is a nationwide archaeological organization and considered North America’s oldest and largest. Its members [...]

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National Geographic photographer tells story of Ancient Marks through images

Chris Rainier, world-traveling photographer for National Geographic, explored diverse cultures with only his camera, passion and a translator. On Sunday, Sept. 22, Rainier presented “Cultures on the Edge: The Race Against Time to Help Empower Traditional Cultures,” as part of the McClung Museum’s 50th anniversary lecture series. His mission, he says, is to “put tribal and [...]

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