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On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, around nine o’clock in the morning, the phone on my desk rang. I picked up and the voice at the other end said it was Sgt. Brian Boutote from the Wolcott Police...

Posted on: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:11pm

When I begin to tell friends and family what it is I do at the Peabody, it usually goes the same way:  As soon as I’m finished saying “...a project restoring a collection of plaster fish...

Posted on: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 4:27pm

It all started (at least on my end) with reading a post on the CT birdlist about some Nelson’s Sparrows at the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center in Milford, CT. At the bottom of the post was a...

Posted on: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 10:46am

Working in a natural history museum (or any museum), there are a number of truths that you learn early on. Not all collections spaces are made equal and the collections will ALWAYS grow. As...

Posted on: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 3:31pm

In 1865 O.C. Marsh visited Newark, Ohio to excavate a mound and published his findings in an article entitled “Description of an Ancient Sepulchral Mound near Newark, Ohio.”  During his visit...

Posted on: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 1:59pm

Todays blog comes to you from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. I have officially started to blog about some of the things that I do at work. Historic Scientific Instruments (HSI) is one...

Posted on: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:04am

A couple of weeks ago a colleague sent me a post from the Center for the Future of Museums blog about a new exhibit that is being planned for the Peabody. It's called "Big Food" and its about...

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 11:39am

This may not be as exciting a post as the one about the internal differences between these two groups, but it has lots of useful tips for any budding paleontologists who want to know if they've...

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 11:38am

This one's for you, Dan!

What are the differences between brachiopods and bivalves, and how do you tell them apart?
The first thing one might notice if looking at them from a...

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 11:34am

The Burgess Shale is an amazing deposit. Since its discovery at the turn of the last century, it has been our window into an amazing explosion of life during the Late Cambrian. Organisms living in...

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 11:31am