With the 12th Museum Open House coming up on April 23, 2016, I thought it would be fun and instructive to look back at the previous events. I asked everyone in the building to share their photos and here are some of the best. I hope you will enjoy.
In case you would like to learn more about our Museum Open House, please visit the event page on the MBD website. We are building a historic record of our Open House and have already added a brief summary page for seven of the previous eleven iterations of the event.
2005 – 2006 – 2007
Robin Taylor and Woody Foster in the Tetrapod Collection. 2005
Tom Watters (right) with visitor at the Mollusc Collection, 2005
John Spohn, OSU alum, volunteering in the Triplehorn Insect Collection. 2006
Visitors appreciate butterfly displays at the Triplehorn Insect Collection. 2006
Chuck Triplehorn with young entomologist. 2006
Hans Klompen with young visitor looking at mites under the microscope. 2006
Joe Cora with young visitor at the Triplehorn Insect Collection. 2007
Tom Hetherington and son examine bugs in goo at the Triplehorn Insect Collection. 2007
Zeynep Benderlioglu and family check out the first animal sound kiosk of the Borror Lab. 2007
Interactive animal sound kiosk at the Tetrapod Collection. 2007
2008 Alien Invaders | 2009 Voyages of Discovery
Light box with images of various insects at the Triplehorn Collection. 2008
Super hero stopped by the Triplehorn Insect Collection to check out the tiny wasps on display. 2008
Chuck Triplehorn and some of the displays of the Triplehorn Insect Collection. 2008
Butterfly displays prepared by Sara Hemly. 2008
Animal sound kiosk on display by the Borror Lab in the Auditorium. 2009
Volunteer Tom Silver answering questions by visitor. 2009
Grad student volunteer Elijah Talamas with young visitor at the Bug Drawing Table. 2009
Rich Bradley talking spiders with visitors. 2009
Rich Bradley addresses visitor’s questions about spiders. 2009
2010 Symbiosis | 2011 Extreme Biodiversity
Large banner welcomes Museum Open House visitors. 2010
Scenery outside of the Museum on the day of the Open House. 2010
Theme “Symbiosis” display in the Auditorium. 2010
Student volunteer Erica Szeyller in the auditorium. 2010
Visitor at the Triplehorn Insect Collection, with Norman Johnson. 2010
Cheetah skeleton in the Tetrapod collection. 2010
Examining insect displays from above. 2011
Visitors check out an insect display in the Triplehorn collection. 2011
Insect drawing by one of the Triplehorn Insect Collection volunteers. 2011
Theme “Extreme Biodiversity” display in the Auditorium. 2011
Tom Watters with visitors at the Mollusc collection. 2011
The Bug Drawing Table in the Triplehorn Insect Collection. 2011
From the 2012 Museum Open House on, the number of photos available skyrockets. There are so many great images! I’ll have to continue sorting through the lot and later add another post with more photos.
By the way, did you see yourself or somebody you know on the photos? If yes, please drop me a note to let me know. I’m trying to annotate the photos as I go along for future record. Thank you!
About the Author: Dr. Luciana Musetti is the Curator of the Tripehorn Insect Collection and a wannabe photographer.
Photo credits: This batch of photos came from ASC Communications (2005), Rich Bradley (spider displays), Luciana Musetti and Charuwat Taekul (Triplehorn Insect Collection), Angelika Nelson (Borror Lab, Tetrapod Collection, Auditorium, Outdoors)