Stories

Welcome to Stories, a place to explore—and be inspired by—the wonder of our natural and cultural worlds.

An American Icon, Once Endangered
The natural history and near extinction of the most American of mammals
A Lover at Hart
We’d like to introduce you to one of the William S. Hart Museum’s most devoted visitors.
Remembering the First Earth Day
“It was just a real beginning of the environmental movement.”
Big Ocean Animal Alert
When one species declines or disappears, an entire ecosystem could be at risk of profound transformation or collapse. ​​​​​​​
Ladies on the Black Lagoon
Few movie monsters are as instantly recognizable as Gill Man, the featured creature in The Creature from the Black Lagoon. But what do you know about the woman behind that iconic design?
Sewing for the Gold
Conservators really like weird, unique problems. We’re not happy that something deteriorates, but we’re really fascinated to find out how that's happening.
Auk-Ward
One story goes that, in just half an hour, hundreds of auks were herded onto a single ship
Itsy-Bitsy Made Big
Our Insect Expert Trains Her Lens on the Tiny