Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University Herbarium Specimens (Arctos)

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The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum is a small natural history museum located on the second floor of the Michael and Kay Birck Hall of Science at Benedictine University. The museum represents the work of Fr. Hilary Jurica, O.S.B. and his brother, Fr. Edmund Jurica, O.S.B. who collected specimens for their students to use during their almost 100 combined years of teaching at Benedictine University. In the early 1970's, the Museum was placed in the hands of Fr. Theodore Suchy, O.S.B. who turned their collection of specimens into a thriving nature museum. Fr. Ted continued collecting and the collection grew to over 10,000 specimens, ranging from a tiny aphid to a whale skeleton. The Herbarium collection was started by Fathers Hilary and Edmund Jurica, O.S.B. The purpose of the collection is to help visualize and identify plants over time.

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Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen


Colleen Filipek
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Manager
Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, Benedictine University
Birck Hall, Room 215, 5700 College Road
60532 Lisle
Karly Tumminello
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, Benedictine University
Birck Hall, Room 229, 5700 College Road
60532 Lisle
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

The Herbarium specimens held at the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum have been collected from around the world, primarily Europe and the Americas. The largest portion of Herbarium specimens were collected in the Midwestern region of the United States.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Any plant taxa. The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum does not have a specific focus, we house many different plant classes in our collection.

Kingdom Plantae
Class Magnoliopsida, Pinopsida, Gnetopsida, Equisetopsida, Lycopodiopsida, Charophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, Rhodophyceae, Liliopsida

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1860-1979

Collection Data

Collection Name Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University Herbarium specimens
Collection Identifier https://arctos.database.museum/collection/JSNM:Herb
Parent Collection Identifier JSNM
Specimen preservation methods

Additional Metadata


Alternative Identifiers d39570b9-2972-4dbb-b41f-6826823176ae