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Stories of American Indian Code Talkers Revealed in Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

“My language was my weapon.” —David Patterson (Navajo), 4th Div., U.S. Marine Corps. When the United States issued the call to arms in World Wars I and II, American Indians answered as warriors. Some men discovered that words—in their Native languages—would be their most valued weapons. These unsung American heroes share their stories of strength […]Read More »

Gallery Closed April to June

The IMNH Gallery and Store will be closed beginning Friday, April 12th at 5:00 pm for remodeling and installation of new exhibits. We will be closed until sometime in late June. Watch this space for our upcoming announcements about the new exhibits and the grand re-opening of the Gallery and Store!Read More »

Idaho State University Researchers Solve Mysteries of Ancient “Shark” w/ Spiral-Toothed Jaw; Results Published in Royal Society’s Journal Biology Letters

Helicoprion Tooth Whorl Render.Using CAT scans and making 3-D virtual reconstructions of the jaws of the ancient fish Helicoprion, Idaho State University researchers have solved some of the mysteries surrounding large spiral fossils of this fish’s teeth. The ISU Museum of Natural History has one of the largest public collections of Helicoprion spiral-teeth fossils in the world. The fossils of this 270-million-year-old or older fish have long mystified scientists ...Read More »

In Honor of Darwin Day The Idaho Museum of Natural History and the ISU Chapter of Sigma Xi present

ISU Headlines January 30, 201 “Recent Rapid Human Evolution: Some Implications for the Humanities and the Sciences” by Dr. Henry Harpendig Member of the National Academy of Sciences Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. On Thursday February 7th at 7:00 pm, in the College of Education Auditorium, […]Read More »

Idaho State University’s Herbert Maschner elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Herb Maschner, Director of the IMNH.ISU Headlines November 29, 2012 Herbert Maschner, director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History and Idaho State University professor of anthropology, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. The American Association […]Read More »

ISU Idaho Museum of Natural History Receives $600,000 Hitz Foundation Grant for Virtual Museum of Idaho

From left, Ken Hitz and Dave Hitz of the Hitz Foundation, and Herb Maschner, Director of the IMNH.ISU Headlines October 4, 2012 The Virtual Museum of Idaho – that eventually will allow anyone with online access to examine 2-D and 3-D displays of Idaho State University Idaho Museum of Natural History collections – has received a big boost from a $600,000 grant from the Hitz Foundation. “We are ecstatic,” said Herbert Maschner, […]Read More »

Anthropologist Puts an Idaho Museum's Many Bones Within Virtual Reach

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 10, 2011 By Peter Monaghan Animal-bone specimens are in high demand. But researchers eager for access to them far outnumber the supply of such repositories. One anthropologists's solution: Share his animal bones. Herbert D.G. Maschner, a research professor of anthropology at Idaho State University, set about providing access to his, online.Read More »

Idaho State University appoints Herbert Maschner director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History

Herbert MaschnerArticle courtesy of ISU Headlines Posted March 31, 2011 Idaho State University has announced that anthropology research Professor Herbert Maschner will serve as the permanent director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History. Maschner, who this spring received the 2011 Idaho Academy of Science Distinguished Scientist Award, has served as interim director since June 2010. […]Read More »

Idaho State University Professor, Director Herbert Maschner receives Idaho Academy of Science Distinguished Scientist Award

Herbert MaschnerArticle courtesy of ISU Headlines Posted March 23, 2011 Idaho State University’s Herbert Maschner, research anthropology professor and interim director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, has been awarded the 2011 Idaho Academy of Science Distinguished Scientist Award and will be honored April 1. Maschner was selected because of his “very impressive and lengthy […]Read More »

Idaho Museum of Natural History features new exhibits

Article courtesy of ISU Headlines Posted November 29, 2010 The Idaho Museum of Natural History on the Idaho State University campus reopened it’s exhibit area – with a variety of new and familiar displays – on Saturday, Dec. 4. “We will have whole exhibits of collections we’ve never had on display before but we’ve kept […]Read More »

Idaho Museum of Natural History earns accreditation from American Association of Museums

Article courtesy of ISU Headlines Posted August 18, 2010 The accreditation lasts through 2023. The Idaho Museum of Natural History meets American Association of Museums standards in all areas. “Impressive changes were made in the past year, especially in terms of university support,” said Bonnie W. Styles, chair of the AAM Accreditation Commission, in a […]Read More »

The Department of Dental Hygiene and the Idaho Museum of Natural History have each received one of 33 Powering Lives Grants Idaho Power has awarded this year to schools and nonprofits.

Museum of Natural History have each received one of 33 Powering Lives Grants Idaho Power has awarded this year to schools and nonprofits. The IMNH will also be featured on the cover of Idaho Power’s 400,000-plus circulation customer newsletter for a story in April about the Powering Lives grants, said Anne Alenskis, corporate communications specialist […]Read More »

Idaho Museum of Natural History receives $144,000 grant to teach geology to rural east Idaho students

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