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Inuit artifacts on display at UW-Stevens Point

Metro Wire Staff

A Stevens Point native’s collection of Inuit and Native American artifacts from Alaska will be on display at UWSP this fall.

“The Kobishop Collection: Reflections of the Arctic” is a free public exhibit on display Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 22, in the lobby of the UW-Stevens Point Library, Albertson Hall, 900 Reserve St.

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, the exhibit is hosted by the UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History. The collection features an Inuit spirit mask, soapstone carvings, a three-part mouth drill, male and female masks, and other artifacts.

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 open to the public during regular library hours. For more information go to www.uwsp.edu/cols-ap/museum.