The Kobishop Collection: Reflections of the Arctic

  • Dates: October 28, 2019 - November 22, 2019
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: UWSP - Museum of Natural History
  • Address: UWSP-Learning Resource Center, 900 Reserve Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481
  • Time: Monday-Wednesday 7:45 a.m.-Midnight; Thursday& Friday 7:45 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sunday Noon-Midnight
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  • A local resident’s collection of Inuit and Native American artifacts from Alaska will be on display at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this fall.

    “The Kobishop Collection: Reflections of the Arctic” will be open to the public, free of charge, Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 22, in the lobby of Albertson Hall, the university library, 900 Reserve St., Stevens Point. A free closing reception will be held in the lobby at 5 p.m., Nov. 22.

    Owned by the late Stevens Point native Mae A. Kobishop and hosted by the UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History, the collection features artifacts such as an Inuit spirit mask, soapstone carvings, a three-part mouth drill, male and female masks and more. Kobishop purchased the traditionally crafted items from native residents while working as an administrator in the Alaska Native Health Service from 1961 to 1967.

    The university’s Museum of Natural History is adjacent to the Albertson Hall lobby and is open and free to the public, when the library is open. To learn more, go to www.uwsp.edu/cols-ap/museum.

The Kobishop Collection: Reflections of the Arctic