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Celebrate the 150th year of the MNHM
October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Celebrate the 150th year of the Marion Natural History Museum on October 21 at 7pm, the event is free.
In 1872 Elizabeth Taber donated the building which houses the museum and the Elizabeth Taber library to “put some snap” into her hometown. Elizabeth herself donated her own natural history collections to our museum as well as the beautiful cabinets and furnishings, which still house our displays.
In celebration of the Marion Natural History Museum’s 150th, the Museum is excited to present an introduction to the Museum’s latest display, the Coahuila Meteorite, with Mark Munkacsy. Mark is an amateur astronomer with the American Association of the Variable Star Observers and president of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England.
The Coahuila Meteorite is on loan to the Marion Natural History Museum from the Mineralogical & Geological Museum, Harvard University. Mark will cover where the meteorite has been, how it formed, how old it is and what sequence of events may have occurred for it to appear here on earth.
Refreshments will be provided thanks to the generosity of On the Go Takeout Catering. We will also be providing a satellite station to explore our night sky, Virtual Reality tour of our space programs, and an opportunity to view our beautiful new Bird Island mural. Help us celebrate this important anniversary for our museum and for our community.