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5 Of The Biggest Objects On Display At HMNS
May 16, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS is a huge place full of things both big and small. When I used to guide public tours through our exhibit halls, I used to always stress that size does not determine an object’s importance. Sometimes the tiniest artifacts, the most minuscule fossil specimens can change everything we know about their respective fields. But […]

Roach Headdress: The Original Faux-hawk
April 19, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

When most people think of Native Americans, they imagine them either wearing a feather war bonnet or a headband with a small number of feathers in it, and that’s not a completely ridiculous assumption because this type of head wear was indeed worn by members of many Native American cultures as were the lesser-known bison […]

The Potluck: A Native American Thanksgiving Tradition?
November 24, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

We’ve all been to one, some of us probably feeling slightly jaded about being pressured to contribute a dish that will surely be outdone by that one magnificent chef that attends every celebration. But where does the tradition of the potluck come from? A common myth is that the word derives from the Potlatch feasts […]

100 Years – 100 Objects: Baby Cradle
January 8, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 – meaning that the curators of the Houston Museum of Natural Science have been collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures for a hundred years now. For this yearlong series, our current curators have chosen one hundred exceptional objects from the Museum’s immense storehouse of […]



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