MIL - Milwaukee Public Museum - Milwaukee, WI
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N 43° 02.431 W 087° 55.247
16T E 424997 N 4765725
Quick Description: The Milwaukee Public Museum Herbarium started in 1852. It is located 800 W. Wells in Milwaukee, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2008 7:56:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM4N4R
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
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Long Description:

From the Milwaukee Public Museum web site:

The Herbarium had its beginnings in 1852 with the founding of the German-English Academy. Dried plants that were collected and preserved for study by the Academy were placed under the care of the Wisconsin Natural History Society in 1857. In 1883, the Milwaukee Public Museum received the Society's entire botanical collection totaling over 5,000 botanical specimens.

Today, the museum's herbarium houses approximately 250,000 specimens of preserved plants and plant material. Algae, fungi, lichens, liverworts, mosses, ferns, fern-allies and flowering plants comprise the bulk of the collection, with smaller collections of seeds, cones, insect galls and wood specimens.

Herbarium Acronym: MIL

Institution Association: Government

Type of Structure: Not seperate

City: Milwaukee

Special Collections: * Charles E. Monroe Aster collection. * Huron H. Smith Ethnobotanical collection. * Herman E. Hayward Black Hills of South Dakota collection * Albert M. Fuller Rubus of Eastern North America collection * Emil P. Kruschke Crataegus col

Visitation possible: yes

Index Herbariorum Site Link: [Web Link]

Special Projects: Not listed

Parking: Not Listed

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