Dixie State will open its Natural Science Museum to the public for tours

Dixie Point out University has a concealed gem in its biology division that will shortly be open to the public for excursions: a Natural Science Museum.  

The museum goes back again to 1917 at what was then called the St. George Academy, explained Bryan Stevens, the curator of the museum. The museum was in a closet that was later on moved around to what became Dixie Higher education and was taken about by Andrew Barnum, a graduate of the faculty.

“He was fascinated in existence science and character and almost everything like that. He knew of the extremely tiny collection at the time and then he remaining, bought his Ph.D., and came back in ’59 and commenced instructing,” Stevens explained. 

DSU Biology students move museum specimens

When Barnum began training at Dixie College, he also invested time into growing the collections the museum had by pressing crops, gathering animal continues to be, and preserving records of the places he observed the specimens and dates on which he discovered them. Barnum integrated his lessons in growing the collections. 

“A lot of what we have essentially arrived from Dr. Barnum’s lessons. They would go out they would collect and they would preserve and these items would end up in our museum,” Stevens reported.