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GMNH Celebration 2014

posted Sep 8, 2013, 5:40 PM by Amy Edwards   [ updated Jul 22, 2014, 12:55 PM by Janice Sand ]

Saturday, October 19, 2014


Save the date for the annual Friends Celebration, a fund-raising event for the Georgia Museum of Natural History to be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The event will be at the Conservatory building, Georgia State Botanical Gardens.  Cocktails start at 6 PM, and dinner will be served at 7:30 PM. There will be a silent auction throughout the evening. 

R.S.V.P. by October 9, 2014

Celebration tickets may be purchased online via the Friends PayPal account:

Ticket Options

You may also purchase tickets by mail

Make checks payable to the

Friends of GMNH

Send your form and check in by October 9, 2014 to:

Friends of The Georgia Museum of Natural History
University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602

For more information contact the Friends at:

 (706) 542-0464  or  friends@uga.edu

Expansion of Arthropod Collection:

posted Mar 3, 2013, 9:30 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Mar 3, 2013, 9:38 AM ]


Donated specimens from Dr. Christopher K. Starr (vespid wasps), Bob Turnbow (mostly beetles), Doug Booher (ants, Formicidae), Rick Duffield (ants), Robert Matthews (mostly Hymenoptera), Barry Freeman and Walt Sikora expand the Collection of Arthropods of the Museum of Natural History.  

For example, pinned beetles are a significant portion of the overall insect collection (over 1,100 Cornell storage drawers) are expanding by almost 700 additional drawers. This group of insects  is the focus of research by the collections curator (Dr. Joseph McHugh) and the associate curator (E. Richard Hoebeke).  See the Winter 2013 Newsletter for details!

Marine Additions

posted Jul 16, 2012, 8:34 PM by Amy Edwards   [ updated Jul 16, 2012, 8:37 PM ]

The Georgia Museum of Natural History Building has two new additions.
A Shark is at the corner of the building, and can be seen as you enter the parking lot from East Campus DriveAdding a Shark to the Museum Building
Orca over the front door
And an Orca is 'swimming' over the Museum's front door.


Annual Meeting of the Friends Membership

posted Feb 27, 2012, 9:54 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Apr 18, 2012, 7:05 AM ]

Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History 

Saturday May 19, 2012  
4 to 6:00 p.m. 
Change in location:
Georgia Museum of Natural History Building, UGA

Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music and a tour of the Museum.  This will be both a social and business gathering of the Friends membership. During the meeting new Board Members will be elected, the Officers for next year will be announces, and other business of the Friends will be conducted.  

The Museum is open to the public on Saturdays from Noon to 3 PM; and will remain open for Friends members attending the Annual Meeting until 6 PM.  

Please RSVP to emcghee@uga. edu or 706-542-3940 if you plan to attend.

Winter 2012 Gallery Exhibit

posted Feb 17, 2012, 12:39 PM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 12:51 PM ]

Gallery Exhibit

"Leopards, Hyenas, and Bears - Oh My!"

January 28 2012

The Georgia Museum of Natural History Gallery will host a new exhibit on Saturday, 28th of January 2012, from 10am to 3pm, entitled "Leopards, Hyenas, and Bears - Oh My!".

Have you ever wanted to get really close to a leopard, grizzly bear, or Cape buffalo? This new exhibit examines predators and prey from around the world, highlighting specimens from the newly acquired Collins collection.

After opening day, the exhibit will be open Monday-Friday (10am - 4pm) and Saturday (12-3pm).

This event is free and open to the public.

Museum location and parking. There are no parking fees during this event.

For questions, please contact the Georgia Museum of Natural History (706-542-1663 or email:musinfo@uga.edu).

Gallery Grand Opening 2011

posted Oct 15, 2009, 8:02 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 17, 2012, 12:26 PM ]

Gallery Grand Opening

September 15 2011


Georgia Museum of Natural History, theEnvironmental Ethics Certificate Program at the University of Georgia, and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History are co-hosting the Grand Opening of its new gallery space on September 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The reception will include a special art exhibition entitled "Lost Species, Visions of Landscapes Past" featuring the landscape paintings of Philip Juras and a reading by nature writer, Dorinda Dallmeyer, director of the University of Georgia Environmental Ethics Certificate Program. The Gallery will feature the natural landscape of pre-settlement southeastern United States. Some unique museum specimens available for viewing include an ivory-billed woodpecker, a Carolina parakeet, and a passenger pigeon.

This event is free and open to the public.

Museum location and parking. There are no parking fees during this event.

For questions, please contact the Georgia Museum of Natural History (706-542-1663 or email: musinfo@uga.edu).


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