Nylander Museum

Attractions Category: Aroostook County

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  • The Nylander Museum of Natural History in Caribou is dedicated to the work of Olof Nylander and the Natural History of the Northeast.
    Olof Nylander was a Swedish-born self-taught naturalist. He was noted for his work in Aroostook County and the surrounding parts of Canada, both for his expertise in geological and paleontological matters and his knowledge  local flora and fauna.

    Nylander was the museum’s first curator and upon his death his collections were left to the Museum. The results of many field studies, research, and collecting are now represented in the extensive collections of the Museum.

    Geological collections, and collections of local butterflies, moths, mounted birds and animals.

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