The museum fine exhibits include a guest collection of agates. Since we are entering a period of frequent school class visits, our contributors have generously agreed to extend their exhibit loan.
Agates have been collected worldwide for thousands of years and used as gems, tools, and even weapons. How agates are formed is still a geologic mystery, but when cut and polished, they reveal an astonishing variety of colors, patterns, shapes and scenes. In recent years, the discovery of exceptional deposits in Argentina, Mexico, Morocco, China, and the United States have accelerated interest in collecting and exhibiting agates. The museum exhibit features fine agates representative of many locations around the world.