1972 May 26 - 1972 September 30
"Colorful Scallops: Scampering Butterflies of the Sea" was an exhibition of shells collected by Jesse H. Webb consisting of approximately 300 species that were permanently given to the Museum by his son, William H. Webb. The shells were thoroughly cleaned and displayed to show off their colors. Also on display were examples of silverware, ceramics and artifacts that have a scallop motif. Dr. William K. Emerson, curator of mollusks and chairman of the Department of Living Invertebrates was responsible for the exhibit. The shells were displayed in the second floor Roosevelt Hall of The American Museum of Natural History from May 25 through September, 1972.
Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Dr. William K. Emerson, curator of mollusks and chairman of the AMNH Department of Living Invertebrates
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