McClung Museum News

UT McClung Museum Opens Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings on May 26

UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture opens the new exhibition Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings: Consumer Culture in the Gilded Age on May 26. The American Gilded Age, defined in the exhibition as 1870–1900, saw rapid growth in mass manufacturing, trade, and travel—all of which gave Americans greater access to, and interest in, goods from around the world.

Students to Take Part in the Largest Speech Competition in the Southeast

UT’s semiannual McClung Public Speaking Contest will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building. The event, hosted by the School of Communication Studies, is the largest public speaking competition in the Southeast. More than 900 UT students are currently enrolled in Communication Studies 210 Public Speaking. These students were

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McClung Museum to Host First Friday Open House

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is partnering with the UT Center for the Study of War and Society to host a First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7. The open house is in honor of the World War I centenary and will focus on WWI objects in the museum’s collections.