Front right: Francis “Frank" Denecker Brooks (grandson of William and Sarah Brooks) and his wife Sarah Ann Brooks. Rear left: Lillian Brooks (daughter of Frank Brooks) Rear right: Bessie Brooks (daughter of Frank Brooks). Middle woman unidentified. Courtesy of Bettye Howe Saunders

Traveling Together: Slavery, Landscape, and Historical Imagination

In his February 2020 letter, MSU Museum Director Mark Auslander shares reflections on landscape and memory, emerging out of his historical research on enslaved and free families of color in Washington, D.C. before the Civil War. Recently, he has been able to connect with the living descendants of one of

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Grand Opening Celebration of MSU Museum’s Science On a Sphere Gallery

Stunning Piece of Educational Technology from NOAA Installed at Michigan State University MSU Museum will celebrate its newest long-term installation, Science On a Sphere on Saturday, January 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Science On a Sphere is a room-sized interactive system that uses the internet, computers, and video

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Jim Harding holding a turtle

Nature’s Ambassadors: Saluting “The Critter Guy,” Science On a Sphere, and a Newborn Black Rhino

What “gifts” do we receive from the natural world, and how do we reciprocate this daily bounty? In his January 2020 letter, MSU Museum Director Mark Auslander reflects on the retirement of James Harding, one of the longest-serving staff members in the Museum’s history. For decades, Jim has been an

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