True Colors: The Fujii Rock Collection
Geodes, Fossil Woods, and More!
Opens December 3, 2022
Nature makes the best art. See one of the best collections of agates and fossil wood from the West. The Fujii collection was created by a first-generation Japanese-American family with a passion for showcasing the colorful beauty of nature. You'll see the true colors of Bruneau Jasper, a wide range of petrified wood, giant geodes, and rainbow obsidian.
Museum Director, Leif Tapanila says "This is a premier collection of semi-precious stones from our region that were collected over 50 years ago and very hard to find today. It's a rockhound's dream!"
Visitors will see the true colors of Bruneau Jasper, a wide range of petrified wood, giant geodes, and rainbow obsidian. The exhibition follows the story of Henry Fujii, a Japanese immigrant, as he and his family navigate the complicated world of the early 20th century. His story of success in the face of adversity has inspired and continues to inspire today.
"Lorraine and I were reflecting on the drive back what an extraordinary job you and your staff have done with the exhibit. I think the family is so lucky to have you overseeing the collection. Grandpa and Grandma Fujii would be exceedingly pleased with the careful and thoughtful stewardship you’re providing the collection, and thrilled with the True Colors display."
Dave and Lorraine Fujii (grandson and granddaughter in law of Henry and Fumiko)