About Us

This blog is an ongoing documentation of collections management activities with the Museum of Geology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, in Rapid City.  The Museum houses several collections including Recent and fossil vertebrates, invertebrates, plants, protists, and associated archival material.  Ongoing efforts are currently funded by grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the National Science Foundation.

For more information about the Museum of Geology, click here, or check out our Facebook page.

We will be focusing specifically on student-driven activities as they comprise the bulk of our workforce.  Much of what we will accomplish would not be possible without their dedication and support.  Content will be based on student experiences and input.

The title of this blog is from the book, “The Museum of Innocence” by Turkish author Orham Pamuk.  “Real museums are places where time is transformed into space.”

Museum Personnel

Laurie Anderson, Director

Sally Shelton, Associate Director

Samantha Hustoft, Program Assistant

Christina Belanger, Curator of Micropaleontology

James Fox, Curator of Invertebrates

James Martin, Emeritus Executive Curator

Darrin Pagnac, Curator of Vertebrates

Colin Paterson, Curator of Mineralogy

Maribeth Price, Curator of Maps


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