‘Maine’s Most Unique Geological Exhibit’ To Honor Professor Arthur M. Hussey

The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum rock garden in Bethel formally opens August 18.

The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum in Bethel is dedicating a new rock garden to former Bowdoin geology professor Arthur M. Hussey. Described by the museum as “Maine’s most most unique geological exhibit,” the garden officially opens at 6 p.m., Friday August 18, 2017, and will feature twenty-two “truly amazing geological specimens from around the state (and one mammoth specimen from outer space!)”

Hussey taught at Bowdoin for thirty-nine years and died last year. He was 85. Read more in Bowdoin News.


  1. Eric M Weis says:

    Loved Professor Hussey, except for one thing. He took a sabbatical semester or year, and his replacement was not nearly as engaging or learned as he was. I departed from my focus on rocks, and took another career path. Geology, however, has been a lifelong interest. Thanks to Professor Hussey. He was a genius, and a GREAT educator.

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