Monday at “the Mound”

Things are moving along this summer on the Exploring project. To date, we have scanned over 45,000 pages of archival materials and images from our natural history related archival collections. As I have shared previously, viewing the unique photographs that…

Natural Sciences: Instruction

In addition to carrying out explorations and documenting the unique geologic formations of the state for the Minnesota Geologic and Natural History Survey, State Geologist Newton Horace Winchell (pictured at left) also assumed the responsibility of providing initial instruction in…

Laying the Foundation: Newton Horace Winchell

The first dedicated study of the geology of Minnesota – and the discovery of the outstanding natural features of the state – is largely attributed to Newton Horace Winchell, the first director of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey….