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Journeys of Discovery: Connecting with the past at University of Michigan’s Museum of Archeology

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Dr. Catherine Person, director of education at the University of Michigan’s Kelsey Museum of Archeology in Ann Arbor. The Kelsey specializes in Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern archeology and sponsors ongoing field research. 

The museum houses more than 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the Mediterranean and the Near East. Community outreach is central to the Kelsey’s mission, engaging the community from kindergarteners through retirees. The Kelsey is also home to the University of Michigan’s graduate program in Classical Art and Archeology.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.