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StoryCorps Interview: Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

November 13, 2014

Each year, select museums and libraries with outstanding records of community service receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Beginning with the 2009 awardees, personal stories demonstrating the ongoing impact of these award-winning institutions are being documented through a cooperative agreement between IMLS and StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs.

2014 National Medal Winner Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

From left to right: Donovan Spirey and Chip Leslie

"If we had a magic wand and could do something different for the museum, what would it be?"  

Wildlife Biologist Chip Leslie talks to his 8-year-old grandson, Donovan, about their regular visits to the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma, Donovan's love of science, and the exhibit he would most like to see.

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National Medal for Museum and Library Service