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"Hidden Gems" Book Launch Set December 3

December 1, 2022

The Idaho Museum of Natural History and the College of Business at Idaho State University invite the public to the Museum’s history book launch on Dec. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Hidden Gems: Stories of the Idaho Museum of Natural History is the product of a unique collaboration between IMNH and the students of Dr. Alex Bolinger’s Collaborative Creativity class at ISU. Eight Idaho State University students came together to take on the ambitious challenge of writing an entire book about IMNH in just three months. The book authors include: Alex Bolinger, Katelyn Baird, Grace Wright, Natalie Hughes, Josh Luker, Shayla Manwill, Maya Peters-Greno, Laura Rizzo, and Daniel Griffith.

Through the generous support of Museum's faculty, staff, and administrative team and the particular assistance of Amber Tews, the students were able to access and research photos, documents, and stories from the Museum’s collections to tell the story of its history. The students worked together to coordinate the contents of the book, write the chapters, and refine the content with the generous assistance of copyeditor Kristine McCarty.

To celebrate this achievement the IMNH is hosting a book launch on Dec. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Museum’s Discovery Room. The event will include light refreshments, each author discussing their personal favorite stories, and enjoy the opening of the newest exhibition True Colors: The Fujii Rock Collection.

The IMNH has been serving Idaho since 1934. To learn more about the IMNH, please visit imnh.isu.edu.



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