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The Museum of Cultural and Natural History

The Museum of Cultural & Natural History in Rowe Hall is devoted to formal and informal learning through the study of real objects. The museum’s foundation rests on its extensive collections of anthropology and archaeology, geology, Michigan history, and zoology. Collection items are available for use by faculty, staff and students to enhance classroom learning and are loaned to school groups in the region. The museum also serves as the laboratory for the Museum Studies minor and Cultural Resource Management master’s program.

Faculty in anthropology, art, biology, geology and history regularly make use of collections, exhibits and learning laboratories. In addition, programs are scheduled in the Gerald L. Poor School Museum, a one-room schoolhouse located at the corner of Preston and West Campus Drive. Museum exhibits and visual collections storage are located in Brooks Hall, Beaver Island Biological Station, and Neithercut Woodland as well as the main exhibit hall and temporary exhibit gallery in Rowe Hall.

For more information, visit the office in 103 Rowe Hall, see, or call 989-774-3829.