MGMS June Guest Speaker
Ed McPherson and Annie Tillman of the Midland County Public Library will be the guest speakers for the monthly general membership meeting of the Midland Gem and Mineral Society, Thurs., May 28th at the Sibley Nature Center, 1307 E. Wadley, in Midland. The two speakers will be discussing the exhibit, “Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs” which is being co-sponsored and exhibited by the Midland County Library Centennial branch (2503 W. Loop 250) and the Museum of the Southwest (1705 W. Missouri) from May 1- July 27. The exhibit, on loan from the Government of Australia, marks the first joint exhibit between a library and a museum in the United States, according to McPherson. The business portion of the meeting will start at 7 pm. Following a short break, the guest speakers will start around 8 p.m. The public is invited.
MGMS Brief History
MGMS was first organized in 1957 by several geologists with a vision to share the wonders of our geological history with others and stimulate greater interest within the community about the wonders of our earth.
Since first opening MGMS’ doors, the club has grown steadily to a current membership of well over 100. The steady growth can be attributed to the dedication, and leadership of it’s members. A prime example is demonstrated daily by MGMS members who, without being asked, offer themselves as mentors to others. They do this as if it were the most natural thing in the world.
MGMS is highly respected in the community due to it’s educational programs, as well as it’s works with Museums, Schools, and other Earth Science organizations. Within the club, members can learn a variety of skills from some of the finest crafts-people in the area. These classes cover everything from lapidary to silversmithing. One can even learn how to facet stones.
Our monthly meetings, on the 4th Thursday of the month, are open to the public. We would love to see you there!