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Carnegie Museum of Natural History gets grant to preserve specimens

| Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
A small portion of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Alcohol House
Carnegie Museums
A small portion of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Alcohol House

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has received a $499,224 grant from the National Science Foundation to preserve collections stored in the museum's historic Alcohol House and to create two new exhibits.

The Alcohol House, a three-story storage space not open to the public, houses more than 200,000 reptile and amphibian specimens that are preserved in alcohol.

The money will be used to make environmental upgrades to help preserve the massive collection. It also will fund a new exhibit inside the Alcohol House for behind-the-scenes tours and a larger exhibit in the galleries.


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