Adventurers Scavenger Hunt at Porter House Museum

Bert Porter was an avid adventurer and collector.


He developed a natural history collection on his
trips through North America, South America, and
The Porter House Museum contains hundreds of
his butterflies, moths, beetles, spiders, rocks, and
fossils of all colors and sizes. Some of the
butterfly specimens in the collection were caught
by Bert over 100 years ago!


The unusual “grotto style” rock wall contains numerous rock and fossil
specimens, all hand-cut and placed over a six-year


We hid a glimpse of some of our favorites from
inside the Porter House collection around the
garden for you to find!


We encourage you to share your findings on our
Facebook page or with the social hashtag: