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The Founding Father And The Ficticious Feline: The Story Of Thomas Jefferson And His Mis-Identified Sloth
April 13, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Eremotherium, the species of giant ground sloth that we have on display in our Hall of Paleontology, roamed North America 20,000 years ago.  Thomas Jefferson, the great statesman who celebrates his 274th birthday today, roamed North America 200 years ago. It may seem like a stretch to connect the two, but in fact it was […]

Peale-ing Back American History: the Life of Charles Willson Peale and his Cabinet of Curiosities
April 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

In the first fan girl crush blog about Charles Willson Peale, I talked about how Peale created the first American Museum. Today, I’m talking about the rest of his life. Part of the reason I admire Peale so much is that his attitude about life seemed to be, “I can figure that out.” If he […]

The (Real) First Thanksgiving: the Wampanoag Perspective
November 25, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Most of us know the story. Seeking a place to establish a Puritan church, the Pilgrims arrive on the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock in 1620 and have a hard winter, so the Indians teach them how to grow their own food over the next year. The following harvest, they hold a huge feast to honor […]

I Sold My Soul to Science
October 17, 2008 · 2 Comments

I have been associated with the Museum in some form or fashion for over 10 years. Not only do I work for the Museum, I live with and am married to the Museum as well.  During this time I generally get asked three questions.  The first question is always, “What is it like to be married to […]


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