From the seas of micronesia to the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Maribelle Cormack educated generations of children of everything from trees to stars. She was with the museum from 1926 to 1972. Prior to her becoming director in 1947, she was both the museum educator and curator. She loved the museum and made it come to life for the hundreds of school children who came through the doors, each and everyday. Her lasting legacy, which is named after her, is the planetarium. She was also a very talented author, writing many technical papers, articles and monographs associated with her field of expertise, plays performed at the museum and many book of both fiction and non-fiction.
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Photos of Maribelle Cormack from the Museum archives. #WOMENINMUSEUMS
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