Contributor: Naomi Black
Did you know that Rocky Point has a Seashell Museum? This small museum, built in 2017 and opened to the public in January of 2018, houses a private collection of seashells, mostly from the Sea of Cortez. Other shells in the collection are from the Pacific Ocean, while a handful are from around the world.
Over 1500 visitors have already visited the Museum since it first opened! These visitors represent 9 different countries, including Australia, Belarus, Chile, Germany, the Phillipines, and the United Kingdom, along with visitors from 4 provinces in Canada, 10 states in Mexico and at least 25 states of the United States.
The Local Seashell Museum (nicknamed the “Friday Museum”) was recently featured in an issue of Beachcombing Magazine in which the Seashell Museum participated as a “Collector” in the Virtual Beachcombing Festival, held online on June 30, 2020. The Museum contributed a collection of photographs that the Virtual Festival organized into its own YouTube Video.
The Seashell Museum re-opened for the 2020 – 2021 Season on Friday, October 2nd. Open every Friday at the moment from 10 to 5, the Museum will be following local city required protocols for entry and mask-wearing.
You can view the video on You Tube at: https://youtu.be/19WSXUUJdqM
More about the Beachcombing Festival can be seen at: www.beachcombing.fun
More about the Seashell Museum can be seen at: www.seashellmuseum.com