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Joseph Moore Museum

From a quirky collection in the 1870s to a thriving educational museum today, the rich history of the Joseph Moore Museum involves fires, rescuing giant beavers, a mad elephant and much Moore.

The museum is run primarily by Earlham College students who, guided by faculty and staff, conduct research, design and lead programs and exhibitions, care for our live animals and market our programs. The museum also serves as a “learning lab” for students in the college’s Museum Studies program.

NOTICE: Closed to public until June 1

The museum is currently closed to the public and our in-person special programs are also suspended. We will reopen on June 1 to fully-vaccinated guests.

We encourage mask-wearing and social distancing to discourage the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We look forward to seeing you back at the museum soon.

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