February 11, 2016

In the Lab and Out Collecting

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 6, Noon
Place: Woods Hole Public Library
Sponsored by The Woods Hole Historical Museum

Diane M. Rielinger, Co-Director of the MBL WHOI Library and MBL archivist will give an illustrated talk, with photos from the MBL archives, to magnify the summer exhibit at the Woods Hole Historical Museum. The talk will be held on Tuesday, August 6, at Noon in the Woods Hole Public Library, lower level.

The exhibit at the Museum, which marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of MBL, is titled “In the Lab and Out Collecting, Images from our Collection” and features photographs from the Museum’s archives from the 1890’s forward, of the Marine Biological Laboratory. In many of them, the students and researchers are out collecting marine specimens on the surrounding islands and shores. Many of the photos show the students in their spare time, canoeing and picnicking in the same places they have been researching earlier, all obviously having fun.

In addition, there are  more formal portraits of early classes at the MBL. Of particular interest is the Embryology class of 1894  which holds both the  student Frances Crane and also, across the group, looking her way, teacher Frank Rattray Lillie, who in a few short years, would become her husband, and later a president of MBL and first president and founder of WHOI.

Ms. Rielinger will be showing photographs from the MBL archives, also a treasure trove of images from the past, in a photographic display to parallel and carry further  the Historic Museum’s exhibit.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Museum at 508-548-7270.