CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 19, 1999
UI hosts Collectors' Day Saturday, March 27
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Natural
History will hold a Collectors' Day program 1-4 p.m. Saturday,
March 27 on the first floor of Macbride Hall.
Some 15 local collectors, amateur scientists and artists will
display their collections or hobbies. Exhibits will include rocks
and fossils, photography, heirloom plants and seeds, orchids,
fossil shark teeth, slime molds, pressed flowers, bees, artwork,
and much more.
Program Coordinator David Brenzel says that Iowa has a long
tradition of producing serious amateur collectors, many of whom
began their work as children. He adds that one of the scheduled
exhibitors is a 12-year-old boy who is writing his first book
and plans to display a large collection of fossil shark teeth.
Free and open to the public, Collector's Day is a forum for area
nature and natural history enthusiasts to display their collections
or hobbies and to introduce children and adults to the pleasure
of collecting and nature study. For more information, call David
Brenzel, program coordinator, at 335-0482.