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In the News...
- The Register-Guard reports on the museum's 2013 Dig It! Fall Family Day.
- Artist Ray Troll painted two large-scale murals in the new Explore Oregon! exhibit hall, and KVAL News was here to cover the story.
- Oregon Cultural Trust awards $17,500 to the MNCH to help rehouse fragile ethnographic collections, as reported in Around the O.
- A Bend Bulletin article features input from MNCH archaeologist Dennis Jenkins, as well as artifacts from UO Field School excavations.
- MNCH's Greg Retallack challenges consensus about when life first appeared on land. Read about it in the July 29 issue of the Register-Guard.
- Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy and UO president Michael Gottfredson join museum staff for the 2013 Oregon Outback Tour, as featured in Around the O.
- 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 historical archaeology exhibit. View the Albany Democrat-Herald article.
- Based on his research at the Paisley Caves, MNCH archaeologist Dennis Jenkins challenges accepted theories about North America's earliest cultures. Read about it in Science.
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- 10/8/13: Museum of Natural and Cultural History set for annual archaeology lecture series
- 10/2/13: UO archaeologist Thomas Connolly to receive Earle A. Chiles Award
- 10/1/13: Museum of Natural and Cultural History invites families to dig into the past
- 9/26/13: Museum of Natural and Cultural History welcomes new volunteers
- 9/18/13: UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History to acquire Arctic Collection
- 9/17/13: UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History welcomes Ray Troll
- 6/11/13: UO museums team up to celebrate graduation with Art and Culture Weekend
- 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
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. 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.