November 11, 2014
A collection of Washington state symbols, natural history style
On Nov. 11, 2014, Washington state turns 125. In the spirit of celebrating, we highlighted 12 object...
November 04, 2014
Digging for fossils in the Petrified Forest
By Tom Kaye The sky was crystal clear as my wife Carol and I geared up for our first day “on exped...
October 25, 2014
What do you collect? 10 unique visitor collections
Over the past four months, we've asked Burke Museum visitors to answer a simple question in our ...
October 13, 2014
Seattle's ghost shorelines
By Peter Lape, Amir Sheikh, and Don Fels Someday soon, Seattle’s downtown waterfront will look ver...
October 10, 2014
A mammoth state symbol from Washington's prehistory
State symbols are designated to reflect the history and culture of a place. For instance, in Washin...
September 26, 2014
Beautiful things: Still life photographs using Burke specimens & objects
When Dennis Wise and Malina Lopez wanted to use Burke Museum collections in their work, they weren’...
August 29, 2014
From billions to none: Remembering the passenger pigeon
Passenger pigeons. Photo credit: The Birds of America, J.B. Chevaller, 1840-1844, n39_21150 , C...
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