Welcome to the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s Press Room. On this page you will find news stories featuring the museum and its staff, links to samples of our various publications, a photo gallery and some of our most recent news releases. Contact the Marketing Department at 541-346-5083 for more information.
In the News...
- KEZI News gives a progress report on the Explore Oregon! exhibition hall.
- In a recent issue of American Antiquity, Tom Connolly, MNCH's Director of Archaeological Research, discusses the implications of new radiocarbon ages on Great Basin coiled basketry.
- At the 2013 Society for American Archaeology meeting in Honolulu, MNCH Executive Director Jon Erlandson weighs in on the "Anthropocene" debate. Read about it in Science.
- In a 2013 New Scientist article, "How the West was Won," Michael Bawaya discusses debates surrounding the peopling of the Americas, highlighting the work of MNCH archaeologists Jon Erlandson and Dennis Jenkins.
- Jon Erlandson and Dennis Jenkins featured in Smithsonian article, "The First Americans."
- MNCH paleontologist Greg Retallack's controversial study featured in Science News article, "Early life forms may have been terrestrial."
- UO museum staff brings out the puppets and "monkeys around" for Darwin Family Day. View the Register-Guard article.
- New "Site Seeing" exhibit at UO museum highlights the history dug up around Oregon. View the Register-Guard article.
- Museum of Natural and Cultural History unveils historical archeology exhibit. Listen to the KLCC feature.
- KEZI interviews Ann Craig, MNCH Associate Director of Public Programs, about the opening of the "Site Seeing" exhibit. View the segment.
- UO museum opening history exhibit. View the Albany Democrat-Herald article.
- Museum visitors help develop new exhibition, shape experiences for others. Visitors are invited to offer feedback on a future exhibition. View the news release.
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The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is more than its exhibits or collections; it's more than the ground-breaking research being conducted by our staff or the educational programming it offers to students throughout the community. This museum is a community - and an amazing one at that. Take a look at our new photo gallery and you'll see some of the wonderful people that make MNCH such an incredible place to be!
75th Anniversary Video
In 2010 the museum celebrated its 75th anniversary. A video was commissioned to mark the occasion. It also provides a wonderful introduction to the museum.
- 5/10/13: Book by three University of Oregon archaeologists lands state award
- 4/24/13: UO's Jon Erlandson elected into American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 4/1/13: Archaeological Field School certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists
- 3/1/13: New photography exhibit explores ancient ruins of the American Southwest
- 2/6/13: Museum of Natural and Cultural History celebrates Darwin Days
- 1/14/13: Museum of Natural and Cultural History to unveil historical archaeology exhibit
- 9/26/12: UO museums celebrate National Museum Day with free admission
- 9/25/12: Museum of Natural and Cultural History seeks new volunteers
- 6/20/12: Photography exhibit explores history, changing landscape of Coast Range waters
- 6/12/12: UO Museums Host Arts and Culture Weekend, Celebrate UO Graduation
- 6/5/12: Museum to host Thorpe medals during Olympic Trials
- 4/2/12: Museum experts to help identify fossils, rocks and artifacts at annual event
- 3/19/12: Museum Invites Visitors to Help Build New Exhibit Hall
- 2/2/12: Programs Offered to Celebrate Darwin Days
- 1/22/12: Hubble Exhibit Opens at MNCH
- 12/27/11: A New Theory Emerges for Where Some Fish Became Four-Limbed Creatures
- 12/12/11: UO Museums Open over Holiday Break
- 12/1/11: New Book Explores Deep History of Shoes
- 11/29/11: Winter Book Signing
- 11/10/11: Tenth Anniversary of Winter Solstice Celebration
- 10/24/11: Four Women - Four Views: From the High Desert