Faulkner, Borns quoted in BDN article on new Milo museum

Hal Borns, professor emeritus of geology and founding director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, and Gretchen Faulkner, director of the Hudson Museum at UMaine, were quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about a new natural history museum in Milo. Retired telecommunications engineer Tom Harrigan and his wife have opened a new museum of paleontology, geology and archeology, filling it with thousands of specimens collected during a lifetime of travel throughout the world, according to the article. “This is a great gem of a museum, well put together and totally correct,” Borns said of the Harrigan Learning Center and Museum. Borns met Harrigan three years ago and has supported the museum project ever since, the article states. While the collection doesn’t contain any unique specimens or surprises, he said, it represents a remarkable opportunity for Mainers to view a global collection. “It is unique to central Maine and in no way distorts Earth’s history at all,” he said. Faulkner, who also is a board member of Maine Archives and Museums, visited the Harrigan museum recently. “It is very nicely done,” she said. “It is quite a comprehensive collection, and [Harrigan] interprets it very well for visitors.”