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Rice Northwest Museum Featured on Carl in the Morning on XRAY.fm

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals’ executive director, Julian Gray, was interviewed on XRAY.fm radio’s “Carl in the Morning” show by Carl Wolfson and Kate Bush on Friday November 6, 2015. In the interview, Carl noted that the Rice NW Museum was highlighted in a recent New York Times article. During their lively conversation …

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New York Times article calls attention to the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

In a November 1, 2015 article in the New York Times, Quentin Hardy calls attention to five noteworthy museums around the United States.  The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is one of the museums highlighted in the article.  Other unique museums mentioned include the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York; the Philbrook …

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Press Release: The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals Now Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution

Hillsboro, Oregon, April 17, 2015 The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals has been named as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. This mark of distinction signifies the achievement of a goal long held by the Rice Museum’s originators, according to co-founder Sharleen Harvey. Her parents, Richard and Helen Rice, “had great respect for …

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Rice NW Museum honored for educational exhibits at the 2014 Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Thousands of people attended the Denver Gem & Mineral Show held the second weekend in September each year in Denver, Colorado. The theme of this year’s show was near and dear to the heart of the Rice NW Museum and Oregonian rockhounds: Agate. Agates are found in many places in Oregon and are well represented …

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New Executive Director and Curator

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is proud to announce Julian Gray as the new Executive Director for the museum, and Leslie Moclock as the new curator. The news was reported in the Hillsboro Argus and Oregon Live and the Oregonian.

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