Museum looks for unknown treasures from people’s homes

The Utah Museum of Natural History wants to know what archaeological and geological treasures Utah residents have hidden away.

On Saturday, March 5, researchers will be on hand to analyze community members’ artifacts.

“We wanted to give people a chance to interact with the scientists at the museum on a one-to-one basis,” said Sarah George, museum executive director, in a written statement.

In years past, people have brought items ranging from million-year-old minerals to Anasazi pots.

Each person is limited to three natural history-related objects. No monetary value assessment will be given.

The event runs on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission applies. Students, faculty, staff and museum members receive free admission to the event and the museum.

Sheena McFarland