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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

Springfield Museum Rocks!

Rockhounding, indigenous pride part of 'Hidden Treasures' exhibit


November 21, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Chronicle

Museum Curator Madeline McGraw stands in front of her favorite display of petrified wood from the Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club for their new exhibit: "Hidden Treasures – Rockhounding in Oregon."

SPRINGFIELD – "Rocks are unifying," Museum Curator Madeline McGraw said about the Springfield Museum's latest exhibit, "Hidden Treasures: Rockhounding in Oregon," which drew over 200 people of all ages to its opening last week.

The rocks, all collected in Oregon, were loaned to the exhibit by the Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club and will continue to be on display until the end of December. Along with the rockhounding exhibit, the museum also dedicated space to a small photo exhibit for Native American Heritage Month that will be up until the end of November.

McGraw said that for both exh...

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