Museum Receives Gift from Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club

Written by: John Suau
Publication Date: November 19, 2012

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club recently donated over $11,000 to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum to assist with the purchase of collection storage cabinets and specimen boxes for the Museum’s collection department. The gift was presented to the Museum by Mr. Jeff Oths, the Shell Club’s president earlier this fall and has resulted in the purchase of the much-needed archival storage units for the Museum holdings. The Shell Club and the Museum have had a long and fruitful relationship since the Museum opened in 1995, with the Shell Club providing continued financial support to the Museum, and the Museum acting as the physical site for the Shell Club and their meetings.

The Museum received the storage cabinets this week and the new collection manager, Laura Richardson, continues to assist the amazing team of volunteers in the accessioning and digitization of the Museum’s shell collections. This generous donation underscores the Museum’s long-standing collaboration with the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club, and continues to provide the Museum with resources to benefit both organizations with a synergistic and collaborative relationship. The Museum continues to host Shell Club monthly meetings and the Board of Trustees and staff welcome the Shell Club members throughout the year.


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