Explore unique treasures during Collectors Day Jan. 21 at the Florida Museum

January 13th, 2012

Editors: A list of collectors available to speak with media available upon request

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Examine collections from across the region during the 33rd annual Collectors Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

At this free event, visitors may see more than 90 collections ranging from U.S. military uniforms and Beatles memorabilia to classic cars and dolls.

“Each collection is a representation of recent history, culture and passions,” said Florida Museum education assistant Tiffany Ireland “Just as archaeologists study the artifacts from centuries ago, Collectors Day visitors can study the artifacts of the past century.” (more…)

Join the Florida Museum for Collectors Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

January 18th, 2011

Editors note: A list of collectors interested in speaking with the media is available on request.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Join the Florida Museum of Natural History for the 32nd Collectors Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Collectors Day is the museum’s longest running event and attracts hundreds of visitors and collectors from around the region.

“There is such a large variety of collections that whether you enjoy classic cars, pop culture, history or animals, Collectors Day will showcase a collection that will engage and fascinate you,” said Kendra Lanza-Kaduce, Florida Museum education and public programs coordinator. (more…)

Calling all collectors! Register by Dec. 31 for Fla. Museum annual event in January

December 10th, 2010

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Register by Dec. 31 to display your collection at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s 32nd annual Collectors Day Jan. 22, 2011.

To register, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/collectors_registration.htm or call Tiffany Ireland, Florida Museum education assistant, 352-273-2061. Collectors of all ages are welcome and there is no charge for participating.

“Collectors Day is our longest-running event,” Ireland said. “It has been a part of the museum since 1980.” (more…)

Register by Dec. 31 to display during Fla. Museum Collectors Day Jan. 23, 2010

December 22nd, 2009

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Join the Florida Museum of Natural History from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 23, 2010, for the 31st annual Collectors Day event. Meet local collectors and discover the history and enthusiasm behind their unique displays.

Registration to display collections is open through Dec. 31. Call Tiffany Ireland, 352-273-2061, for more information and to register. The Jan. 23 event is free and open to all ages.

“Collectors Day provides the public with an opportunity to become more than an observer at the museum while focusing on an important component of natural history museums and science — collecting,” said Florida Museum education assistant Tiffany Ireland. “Like scientists, the participants in the event collect as a way of exploring the diversity and history of their area of interest. This event provides them with the rare opportunity to share that knowledge and passion with others.” (more…)

Florida Museum to host 30th annual Collectors Day Jan. 24

January 8th, 2009

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A list of participating collectors willing to speak with members of the media is available by request.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host its 30th annual Collectors Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 24. The event is free and open to the public.

“Collectors Day provides the public with an opportunity to become more than an observer at the museum while focusing on an important component of natural history museums and science, collecting,” said Florida Museum education assistant Tiffany Ireland. “Like scientists, the participants in the event all collect as a way of exploring the diversity and history of their area of interest. This event provides them with the rare opportunity to share that knowledge and passion with others.”

Visitors will encounter a wide variety of personal collections at this family-oriented event, ranging from corkscrews and antique cars to sports and war memorabilia. Local collectors will be available to share their passion for their collections. (more…)

Florida Museum hosts 29th annual Collectors Day Jan. 5

December 10th, 2007

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A list of participating collectors willing to speak with members of the media is available by request.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host its 29th annual Collectors Day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Jan. 5. The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors will encounter a wide variety of personal collections at this family-oriented event, ranging from corkscrews and antique cars to sports and war memorabilia. Local collectors will be available to share their passion for their collections. (more…)

Register by Nov. 21 deadline for Fla. Museum’s 29th Annual Collectors Day

September 28th, 2007

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will hold its 29th Annual Collectors Day on Jan. 5, 2008, and is now accepting registrations from collectors interested in participating in this free event.

Collectors Day is one of the Florida Museum’s longest-running and most popular public programs. Table space is limited and assigned on a first-come, first served basis. Interested collectors may register through Nov. 21.

For more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu or call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277. (more…)

Florida Museum hosts 28th Annual Collectors Day 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Jan. 20

January 2nd, 2007

For Immediate Release Jan. 2, 2007

Contact:
Paul Ramey, APR
Assistant Director, Marketing and Public Relations
Florida Museum of Natural History
(352) 846-2000, ext. 218, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu
Writer: Lauren Williams
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host its 28th Annual Collectors Day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Jan. 20. This free event is one of the Florida Museum’s most popular public programs.

Visitors may view a wide range of collections ranging from stamps and elephants to sports and war memorabilia, and speak with the more than 60 area collectors expected to attend. For more information on Collectors Day, call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277. A list of collectors available for media contact is available by request.

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The Florida Museum of Natural History is Florida’s state natural history museum, dedicated to understanding, preserving and interpreting biological diversity and cultural heritage. It is located near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Butterfly Rainforest admission is $8.50 for adults ($7.50 Fla. residents) and $4.50 for children ages 3-12. Prices subject to change. For more information, including directions and parking, call (352) 846-2000, or visit, www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Florida Museum hosts 27th Annual Collectors Day Feb. 11

January 24th, 2006

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host its 27th annual Collectors Day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Feb. 11. The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors will encounter a wide range of collections at this family-oriented event, including nutcrackers, classic cars and World War II memorabilia. Visitors also will have the opportunity to learn how collections contribute to science and conservation, make a collection book and take home tools to start their own collections.

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Fla. Museum hosts 26th Annual Collectors Day public program Jan. 22

January 7th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host its 26th annual Collectors Day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Jan. 22. The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors will encounter a wide range of collections at this family oriented event, including unicorns, classic cars and World War II memorabilia. Collectors also will answer visitors’ questions.

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