The Orton Geological Museum was founded in 1893 by Edward Orton, Sr., a geologist and the first President of The Ohio State University. Originally the Museum contained about 10,000 specimens from Dr. Orton's teaching collection. Today the Orton Geological Museum holds more than 54,000 numbered specimens and is visited by scholars from around the world. The displays and collections are an important part of many Ohio State University courses and the Museum is also open to the public.

Five Facts about the Orton Gological Museum. on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Orton Geological Museum Personnel

William I. Ausich, Director, Orton Geological Museum; Professor Emeritus, School of Earth Sciences.

Dale Gnidovec, Curator and Collections Manager of the Orton Geological Museum.

Stig M. Bergström, Emeritus Director Orton Geologial Museum; Professor Emeritus, School of Earth Sciences.

The Orton Geological Museum is part of the Ohio State School of Earth Sciences