You can sponsor a specimen with an annual monetary donation or a pledge over 4 years or less of $1,000+ unless the donation involves other more permanent recognition, such as an endowed named exhibit case or gallery. Your name (or designee) will be attached to this specimen in the museum catalog and when on exhibit. This is a permanent recognition as long as the specimen remains in the collection. The principal curatorial professional selects an appropriate specimen for the sponsor based on several criteria such as size of gift, interests, if any, of the donor, and availability of specimens to sponsor.

Please contact us if you have questions on sponsoring specimens.

Millerite with calcite, Wallace Stone Quarry, Bayport, Michigan (DM31178) sponsored by the Symanns Family. Specimen 7 cm wide. Fine fibrous millerite with calcite crystals in limestone. Photo by C. Stefano.