This exhibit will focus on the early biologists and naturalists whose contributions helped lay the foundation for the museum as we know it today. Highlighted will be Morton John Elrod, P. M. Silloway, C. F. Hedges, and Dr. Philip Wright.
This exhibit highlights the vast ornithological collections housed at the museum. Examples of the various types of preservation methods used in the collections can be viewed, including: full-body mounts, skeletons, study skins, nests, eggs and more. Some specimens from this part of the collection are in excess of 100 years old and were collected around the world, from Montana to China!
February 2006 - July 2007
Constructed by Melisa Beveridge, former UM student and Herbarium employee, this exhibit showcased the diversity of specimens that are housed in the Herbarium collections. Also featured were original botanical illustrations by Melisa.
Horn and Antler Exhibit
February 2005 - July 2006
Discussed the structural differences between antlers, true horns, and the unique horns of the pronghorn. The exhibit featured the collections and research of Dr. Bart O'Gara. Funding for this case was made possible through a generous donation from Wilma O'Gara
Bart's Birds Exhibit
May 2004 - January 2006
From African Hoopoes to Eurasian Capercaillies! This exhibit featured mounted heads that Dr. Bart O'Gara collected during his travels. The collection represented spans nearly 80 years, from 1923 to 2003!