Celebrate 150 years of the Marion Natural History Museum

Sep 20, 2022

Event Date: 

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

Join the Marion Natural History Museum as they celebrate their 150th anniversary on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

The Museum is will 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.

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 the museum as well as the beautiful cabinets and furnishings which still house the displays.

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 On the Go Takeout Catering. The museum will also be providing a satellite station to explore the night sky, Virtual Reality tour of our space programs, and an opportunity to view the Bird Island mural. 

Event Date: 

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 7:00pm