The Rutgers Geology Museum: America’s first geology museum and the past 200 years of geoscience education

@inproceedings{NeitzkeAdamo2018TheRG,
  title={The Rutgers Geology Museum: America’s first geology museum and the past 200 years of geoscience education},
  author={Lauren Neitzke-Adamo and A. J. Blandford and Julia Criscione and Richard K. Olsson and Erika B. Gorder},
  year={2018}
}
The Rutgers Geology Museum is America’s fi rst geology museum. Rocks, fossils, and minerals had been collected into “cabinets of curiosities” since fi rst contact between Europeans and Native Americans, and beginning in the late eighteenth century, many of these small personal cabinets were expanded, organized, and made available to the public at natural history and philosophical societies in Philadelphia and Boston. In the fi rst decades of the nineteenth century, geology was widely recognized… CONTINUE READING

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