Rice Northwest Museum Wins Educational Award in Tucson

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals took top honors and award at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show for its display on “Lead materials.”

The 2015 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show is host to over a hundred thousand visitors during a week to two week period in Tucson, and exhibitors come from around the world to show off their wares and rock and mineral collections.

The Friends of Mineralogy honored the Rice Northwest Museum in Hillsboro, Oregon, as it’s “Best Educational Exhibit by an Institution.” The exhibit, put together by Curator Leslie Moclock, featured colorful examples of lead with educational material about its usage and makeup.

As part of your membership benefits with the club, member admission to the museum is free.

If you haven’t been to the museum in a while, stop in and see the changes Julian Gray and Leslie Moclock have brought to this heritage site and exceptional museum.

For the historians in our club, don’t forget that the founders of the Rice Northwest Museum, Richard and Helen Rice, founded the Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club as well.

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