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Don’t Miss the Glass Flowers Exhibit at the Popular Harvard Museum of Natural History

Don’t Miss the Glass Flowers Exhibit at the Popular Harvard Museum of Natural History

Historians, anthropologists, and scientists affiliated with Harvard University have been collecting specimens of plants, minerals, and historical artifacts from all over the world since the 18th century, but starting in 1998, those collections have been housed under the single roof of the Harvard Museum of Natural History. With hundreds of thousands of annual visitors, the museum is the most-visited attraction on the entire campus.

While the animal and mineral displays may be the museum's most famous exhibits, the newly renovated Glass Flowers exhibit may be the most unique. Originally commissioned for Professor George Lincoln Goodale’s use in teaching botany at a time before exotic plant samples were readily available in the harsh New England climate, the Glass Flowers gallery is now a testament to both the beauty of the natural world, and the skill and artistry of American glassworkers.

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